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Something About A Hashtag: #fires

This morning in the Hashtag Micro Retreat I chose #fires. I wrote through some complex feelings, relived a recent conversation about resiliency, and ended up speculating about my grandparents and great-grandparents and how much better equipped I am now to understand what they went through: Fleeing pogroms, successive emigrations in search of safety and survival,…
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Something I Did Not Order On Instagram

I ordered something online, but it wasn’t what I got. Scrolling through Instagram, I came across an ad for a convertible laptop desk that was perfect for writing in bed, on the couch, hell, even sitting on the floor of your dorm room. Sometimes my room resembles a dorm room, so I got excited and…
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Something Handy: 10 Big Tiny Nightstand Hacks For Working At Home

If you’re like me, you get as much or more work done sitting up in bed than at your desk or the dining room table, which, let’s be real, get overrun by other people and their stuff and my stuff and your stuff and everyone’s stuff way too quickly. You know what solves that problem?…
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Some Things Are Just For You.

It’s one thing to understand your past motivation and why it was harmful, it’s another to let it go — and yet another to find a new one that works. This is the third post in this series, which began with Superachiever On The Run. Do Something Now Your Future Self Will Thank You For…
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Re-Examine The Take-Away, Connect To You

For most of my life, I attached fear, future guilt, and avoiding shame to everything I did, from choosing what to wear to dinner with friends to going the extra mile for a client. I was anxious all the time and, since it was all the time, I had no idea it wasn’t normal. I…
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Super-Achiever On The Run

I’m an over-achiever. Maybe a super-achiever. Super Achiever? Once upon a time, I was driven by fear, the worst motivation for setting goals, or anything, really. I got my energy from anxiety. It drove me to fill every moment with “something worthwhile,” kept me on a constant quest for achievement, and might have turned me…
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Do Something Today Your Future Self Will Thank You For.

I’m a writing + creativity coach with a very full personal life. I live on an island in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I share a house with my mother. She and I are in the middle of rearranging and reorganizing the layout of our home so it will work the best possible way…
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Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Squeak

Performed at Books, Inc., Alameda for Alameda Shorts Bubble and Squeak by Bronwyn Emery James is 15. He is tall and lanky, all long fingers and longer feet and awkward angles—and very clearly did not ask to be moved all the way from London to LA to live with his father and the ridiculous Amber…
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Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Unrequited

The Game by Bronwyn Emery Vicky lingered alone for a moment, gazing down on the face of Uncle Milo, her mouth set in a firm, tight line, as if a single flutter would bring an avalanche of emotions crashing into the small chapel, smashing the windows and blowing the walls off the foundation. Behind her,…
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Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Ghost

Performed at Story Slam at Books, Inc. Alameda Ghost by Bronwyn Emery [prologue: The thing about ghosts is the way they haunt you. You don’t know they’re there until they show up to unsettle you. A trick of the light. A flick in the dark. A shadow in the corner of your eye. Are they…
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