Stop Hating on External Validation As Though You Don’t Love It, Too

External validation gets a bad reputation. Ideally, we wouldn’t need it. 

Like it, or not, we are a primitive species that requires socialization and acceptance. … More Stop Hating on External Validation As Though You Don’t Love It, Too

The Pains of Being Right and How To Cope with Being the Smart One

It is no secret that intelligence and depression walk hand-in-hand. People who have never had to count ceiling tiles while waiting on others to catch up with reading are surprised to learn this. It’s one thing to be a gifted child born to accomplished parents in a major city with resources that can help you … More The Pains of Being Right and How To Cope with Being the Smart One

Common Communication Barriers And How To Break Them

Communication is a two-way issue. Effective communication requires participation on both sides. We often see how easy it is for issues to keep others from communicating with us, but we struggle with knowing when the communication issues are on our end. Fortunately, a lot of what trips everyone up happens on the receiving and the … More Common Communication Barriers And How To Break Them

Non-Writing Work that Writers Do for Work (That We Usually HATE!!!)

Writers often get started with the image of sitting alone in our homes, surrounded by our pets of choice, churning words out at the keyboard. Sure, there may be a little reading thrown in to break up the monotony. But, then we just hit “Send” and it’s on to the next project, right? That is … More Non-Writing Work that Writers Do for Work (That We Usually HATE!!!)