100 Truths Tag

I found this neat tag on Sophie’s blog! As the title suggests, here are 100 questions that I’ll answer for fun and for self-exploration. N.B. Some questions were cut out while this tag was being passed around. So I hunted down the rest of the questions. In this post by Bookish Owlette, all the questions […]

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The Life Choices Writing Tag

Thank you to Sophie@Sophie’s Corner and Malanie@Malanie Loves Fiction for tagging me in this latest writing activity!  And thank you to Kat Impossible@ Life and Other Disasters for creating this tag!   Rules: Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post Provide a short description of your WIP/story! This is […]

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Thoughts on Deliberate Practice and Outstanding Achievement

Anders Ericsson, a psychology researcher, studied many internationally acclaimed musicians, chess players, athletes, and experts in other domains; he postulates that innate talent doesn’t exist, and that we need at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become a world-class expert in a field.  This is called the 10,000-hour rule, a.k.a. the 10-year rule, assuming […]

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Fear of Emotional Closeness Part Three: Being Hurt if You Lose Your Friend, Being Overwhelmed by Intense Feelings, or Having the Other Person Become Needy Towards You

For Part Three of the Fear of Emotional Closeness series, I will focus on the fear of being hurt if you lose a friendship, the consternation of having to experience the overwhelming and intense feelings of closeness, and the apprehension of having your friend start to “cling” to and become needy towards you.   Fear […]

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Fear of Emotional Closeness Part Two: Being Influenced, Being Disappointed, and Being Exposed and Vulnerable

In this part of the Fear of Emotional Closeness series, I will address the fears of being influenced by someone, being disappointed by or disappointing them, and being exposed and vulnerable to this someone.   Being Influenced   You might be afraid of growing emotionally close to somebody, because you worry that they will influence […]

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The Milestones Write Tag

  Thank you to Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner for tagging me in this activity, and thanks to Kat Impossible @ Life and Other Disasters for creating this writing tag!   The Rules Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post! (I want to see all your lovely answers, people!) Provide a […]

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Fear of Emotional Closeness Part One: Becoming Attached, Dependent, Needy, or Weak

One reason some folks may be afraid of emotional closeness, is because they’re scared that they will become attached, dependent, needy, and weak.  But what does being attached, dependent and all that really mean?   Neediness, Dependence, and Excessive Emotional Attachment   For starters, “neediness,” emotional attachment, or dependence, might be about contacting the friend […]

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