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On the eve.

“Anticipating pain was like enduring it twice. Why not anticipate pleasure instead?”  -Robin Hobb, Renegade’s Magic Although I only recently read this passage, the concept is oh-so-familiar to me.  I think about it a lot, in fact. I think about … Continue reading

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Stiff upper lip or denial? Or something else?

Don’t make the pain pretty with the theory of gratitude; be hurt, be pissed, be furious, be weak. Be where it’s ugly and uncomfortable — without adding sweetener to it. Spare yourself the karmic explanations, the family of origin connections, the “it’s all … Continue reading

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