— it’s a writer’s war & we’re all fighting it.

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I hadn’t written a word in two weeks.

I sat at my computer, sipping my third cup of coffee I’d bet on once again to catapult me into an inspirational word frenzy.

But the words didn’t come. I just sat…

I bought into the ‘New Ageism’ idea of tricking your mind to see the future you want — & it’s working.

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Like many others during the pandemic, I was laid off.

I felt hopeless, embarrassed, purposeless, directionless, and the list goes on.

I spent the days after the news licking…

*the sidewalks are alive with the sound of humansssss*

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The days are getting longer, the trees greener, and once ice-covered sidewalks of small city main streets now sing with the pitter patter of pedestrian feet. …

As things are looking up, are you feeling withdrawals?

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Mornings are my favorite time of day.

I take my time making my coffee, tie on my cozy bathrobe, and take a seat at my desk…my dog curled up at my feet.

This year I relished in my mornings reading the…

“It’s so good to finally see you!” *drools*

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I wish someone had prepared me for my first social interaction — away from my computer screen.

It was comforting seeing my own face in the Brady Bunch grid, having the option of not wearing pants, and being able to shut my…

…how I stopped wasting time, chasing ‘skinny’

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In 2009, a reporter asked model and actress Kate Moss what her life-mantra was. She replied, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” I was 18 when I read this, a highly impressionable teen, and this mantra stuck with me.

It inspired a…

That friend who is a little ‘TMI’ is actually good for your soul.

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We all have our select group of girl friends… Maybe yours is a mixture of long distance friends, drinking buddies, coworkers, shopping friends, or even just fair-weather acquaintances.

However you classify your girls, The Beatles’s wise words ring especially true in the cluster f%*k that is, the year 2020: we…

Feeling stuck in a rut? Get ‘un-stuck’ with these quick exercises…

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We all feel stuck sometimes. Stuck on a breakup, stuck on a math problem, stuck on what word to use or what gift to buy someone. The quickest way to re-motivate and charge into…

It’s spooky season and it’s time you two had a chat.

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We tend to write what we know. Ergo, I write about anxiety, because I know anxiety.

Anxiety greets everyone differently and takes different forms. It might come in an instant random pang and then in a snap, it’s gone…

Be a caretaker of your own thoughts — and starve the ones that are holding you back.

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Humans have, on average, about 80,000 thoughts everyday. That means about 2,500–3,300 thoughts per hour- just about 50 thoughts per minute.

That is A LOT of neurons firing at once. YOWZA.

So, unless…

Kat Merry

Writer— &official dabbler in life-hacking. [[Writing is my favorite form of exercise]] @katmerry_writes

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