• Burn it Down

    December 22, 2017 Kate

    Crack it open. Burn it down. Stand in ashes. Sometimes that’s what you need to do. Sometimes that’s the only way forward. Sometimes, you need to dig before you can build. With the end of a year and the beginning of another upon us, it’s a perfect time to think about what we don’t want…

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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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  • Pertinent Perspective for Dark Days

    December 20, 2017 Kate

    You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have. Your. Health.

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  • Happiness is a Process, Not an Outcome

    December 19, 2017 Kate

    I’ve had it all wrong. Happiness isn’t the opposite of depression. It isn’t the other side of sadness. And it certainly isn’t the same as pleasure. Happiness is a process. It’s the byproduct of growth. Growth that comes from engaging in actives that challenge you, that demand your all-consuming attention. Activities you lose yourself in,…

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  • Tomorrow Won’t Be Better

    December 18, 2017 Kate

    Alright, this is it. Two more weeks of 2017. Two more weeks until the promise of new. Except, of course, that every day brings the promise of new. Not just every day, but every moment. Believing this simple (and yes, cheesy) platitude has totally changed the game for me. When I was going through the…

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  • If You’ve Never Heard of Emotional Labour, You Need to Read This

    December 15, 2017 Kate

    I’m angry. No, furious. I’m furious. That this is my conditioning. That this is a weight I carry. That until recently, I didn’t realize it existed. Didn’t know it was a problem. That until recently, I took this as a given. The way things are. Duty. My place in the world. My unique strength as…

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  • Permission and Perspective, That’s What December Needs

    December 14, 2017 Kate

    Isn’t it funny how as soon as you acknowledge what’s going on, even if what’s going on isn’t great, you start to feel better? After taking inventory of everything that could explain my recent uptick in anxiety yesterday, I felt a bit better. I think seeing it all on paper like that gave me permission…

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  • Start Where You Are

    December 13, 2017 Kate

    Well, if yesterday’s angst-laden post was any indication, I haven’t been feeling so hot lately. Nope, the last week or so hasn’t been great. Not the worst, but not the best. I’ve been twenty kinds of anxious. Like it said, it’s just radiating through me. And I don’t know how to make it stop. I…

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  • Closer to the Flame

    December 12, 2017 Kate

    Anxiety is radiating out from my core. I feel like I’m going to throw up. Or burst into tears. Or both. My body is screaming. Screaming at me to figure it out. To figure out what’s wrong so I can make it stop. Make it stop. How come when it feels like something’s not good for…

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  • How to (Be my Best) Human

    December 11, 2017 Kate

    A big part of my experimentation with planning and scheduling these last few months has been figuring out the core things I need to do to feel human. Not just human, my best human. These are the things I need to do on a daily or weekly basis to feel motivated, focused, effective, generally-level-headed-and-not-a-self-depreciating-ball-of-anxiety… You know,…

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