• The Surprising Thing Blogging Every Day Taught Me About Vulnerability

    January 5, 2018 Kate

    Well, I did it. I completed my experiment (read: fight against Resistance) of blogging every weekday for the last 10 weeks of 2017. … And then I didn’t post at all for three days. *thumbs up* I’m definitely glad I did it. If for no other reason, as I’ve said before, to prove to myself…

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  • You Are Not Your Work

    December 21, 2017 Kate

    A criticism of your work is not a criticism of you. If someone doesn’t like your work it doesn’t mean they don’t like you. Making bad work doesn’t make you a bad artist. Good artists make bad art all the time. That’s what makes them artists.   The only way to avoid making bad art…

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  • Emotional Work is Work, Too

    December 8, 2017 Kate

    You know those platitudes you know are true, but don’t actually believe? Asking for help doesn’t make you weak. Changing your mind doesn’t make you a failure. Saying no doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t matter what other’s think, you’re the best judge of what’s right for you. If you don’t put yourself first…

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  • Crisis Precipitates Evolution

    November 16, 2017 Kate

    I did it. I figured out what I need and I asked for it. I drove up there and I looked them straight in the eye and I asked for it. You know how people talk about “standing in your truth?” Well, that’s what I did. I stood there, straight and rooted, my voice projecting…

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  • I’m Looking for Solidarity, Not Advice

    October 27, 2017 Kate

    I don’t want advice. I don’t want more people telling me what to do. And I really, really don’t want to read another how-to guide. I just want to know that I’m not the only person feeling like this. I’m looking for solidarity. More than ever, I think we simply want to feel like we’re…

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  • Resistance Will Bury You

    October 23, 2017 Kate

    Let’s talk about fear. Specifically, a little something Steven Pressfield calls Resistance. (Better believe that’s capitalized for a reason.) Right this very moment Resistance is making a compelling case for me to… *opens phone to check nothing in particularly before realizing the irony of the situation, sighs loudly, turns phone on airplane mode and banishes it to the…

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