Tag: self care

The morality of writing ‘well’

When I talk to people about their writing, there’s a lot of guilt and shame about the way they write. They believe they write in the ‘wrong’ way, that other people’s writing processes are ‘good’ but theirs aren’t. You may feel this!

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The 5 stretches that kept me going during my recent final book edit

This year was the year of so much editing for me. Having two books coming out a few months apart meant that I had barely submitted responses to one set of edits than the edits for the other book would arrive in my inbox (sometimes I could count the breathing space in hours). It was tough for my brain to stay focussed, but it was also tough on my body.

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Self care for everyone

When Audre Lorde wrote ‘self-care is warfare’, she declared that when an African-American woman takes care of herself, she fights back against a system that says

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Fast Food Forward

Semester is about to start again, and that means long working days, some working weekends, being busy, being tired. And that often means eating on

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