Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Writer’s Wednesday: Sating the Preta by Lily Scot

Full disclosure, I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.  Sating the Preta: A Memoir about Emotional Abuse and Recovery from Complex PTSD by Lily Scot is a collection of memories through the first three decades of the author’s life, dealing with her experiences of emotional abuse causing her complex …

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Link Love (2014-01-21)

Thought-provoking Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? – TED “1. Being the Judge. The Judge says: “You were able to do that yesterday.” “But you went on a hike with me once.” “You don’t look like you’re in pain though.” Do not make yourself the judge of a person’s level of pain, fatigue, etc. …

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Link Love (2014-01-18)

Thought-provoking Teens Today No Longer Ask Each Other Out In Person…So What? – Role / Reboot “Often, we are taught from a young age how to recognize abusive romantic relationships. But friendships as vehicles for abuse almost never cross our cultural radar. As a general rule, romantic relationships take social precedence over friendships. And because …

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Twitterature January 2014

Being sick has been great for my reading, and most of these books were finished in January. As always I am linking up with the lovely Modern Mrs Darcy. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink: Thought-provoking WWII story between a teenage boy and older woman, but I never really cared about the characters. #SkipIt Power (Protection) by Shaun …

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Link Love (2014-01-11)

Thought-provoking This isn’t bravery, but something quieter and lonelier than that: the life I’ve lived and the people I’ve let down. This is cowardice, gift-wrapped in an honesty that people confuse as courage. Or, as a writer friend of mine says, “Calling something brave is really just another way of saying, ‘What you wrote scared me.’” …

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Asking for What You Need – and Not Getting it

This was written a couple of months ago, but I didn’t feel ready to post it until now.     We often talk about being brave, and vulnerable, and asking for what we want or need. Although it is often mentioned that you need to be ready to “hear no”, we don’t tend to dwell …

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Link Love (2014-01-04)

Thought-provoking “It was when I got down on my knees that I discovered another problem I did not foresee with my donut choice. Do you know what chocolate glaze looks like when smeared over the head of a penis? I’ll tell you. It looks like shit. Actual, literal shit. The sight of the brown goo …

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