Learned Fearlessness

If you’ve ever taken a psychology class you’ve probably heard about Martin Seligman’s theory of learned helplessness. Essentially, the idea is that over time, if one experiences painful events that are out of one’s control, eventually one stops even trying to avoid the incident. Characteristics of learned helplessness include decreased motivation and negative emotions like sadness […]

This Time Last Year or An Appreciation of Progress

I just got back from my second barre class. You’re supposed to feel like this: But I feel like this: Yes, that is a sloth climbing a tree. Seriously guys, within 5 minutes I am dripping sweat and within 20 I am nauseous and looking at the clock to see how much longer I have until the […]

Who Do I Write For? Or thoughts on picking a “niche”.

There’s this idea out there – in Freelance Writer Land – that you are better off having a “niche” or a “speciality” if you are to be successful as a freelancer. While I, admittedly,  struggle with this idea, I do believe it is vital to have that clarity and understanding. Now, we all know (you […]