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Editing Life: Learning To Say No

Over the course of my college years, I'm not sure there's anything I did more frequently than editing. Rewriting, reworking, reorganizing, rewording, and shifting thoughts and actions and answers to create a finished project worth submitting. While this skill is valuable for academic pursuits, it is even more so for life outside the classroom. Whether … Continue reading Editing Life: Learning To Say No

Chronic Pain & Perspective

Hi, I’m Sarah. I have chronic pain. No, that’s not like your occasionally headaches when it’s rainy out. A normal 20-year-old’s pain routine might look something like this: you wake up, go about your day, feel a headache or soreness coming on. You groan, guessing at the cause. You take some over-the-counter pain medicine, lay … Continue reading Chronic Pain & Perspective

When You Can’t Do More, Do Less

When we lack satisfaction, it's easy to want to overfill our schedules. We are taught that satisfaction is out there, in the real world, as soon as we satiate this desire for more, newer, better, busier the empty feeling will fade away. Eventually, we fill our plate to overflowing until it is literally impossible to … Continue reading When You Can’t Do More, Do Less