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How to Consistently Work on a Project (podcast)

This August I plan to write a story, which will be a significant amount of words and take a lot of focus! If you, too, are working on a project right now, here are 20 ways to help you consistently show up for this project and get it completed without feeling burnt out or overwhelmed!… Continue reading How to Consistently Work on a Project (podcast)

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My Book Stats of the Year

Completed a total of 45 books! Non-fiction: 15 Fiction: 30 Fantasy: 20 (including sci-fic and dystopian) Contemporary: 10 Adult: 5 Middle-grade: 6 Young Adult: 14 Poetry: 2 Non-white authors: 13 Self-help/developmental: 10 Educational: 4 Favourite read: (Fic) Knife of Never Letting Go (Non-Fic) Sacred Powers Kindle reads: 17 Physical copies: 23 Audiobooks: 5, 42.61 hours… Continue reading My Book Stats of the Year

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20 Films to watch in November and December for all the feel-good vibes

ElfHome AlonePolar ExpressSanta Clause 1 & 2 The Christmas ChroniclesFrozen 1 & 2Jingle Jangle Cool Runnings Rise of the Guardians Mrs DoubtfirePixar marathon Harry Potter marathon Disney marathonParent TrapBeethoven The Grinch Cheaper By The DozenThe Princess Diaries Sister Act Doctor Dolittle

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Recognise Your Privilege: Highlighting My Own Privileges

The term "White Privilege" makes people tense up and get ready to argue about how they don't have privilege because they have this problem and that thing. They've faced "racism" from black people; they've been poor and rejected from jobs...yadda yadda... This shows a misunderstanding of what Privilege is, in this context. When you take… Continue reading Recognise Your Privilege: Highlighting My Own Privileges

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Race and Self-Worth: Why It’s Important to Find People Who Look Like You

Answer this question: How would you feel if you never saw anyone like you succeed? If you never saw anyone who looked like you doing what you want to do with your life? Yeah, a lot of people face this daily. They don't see people who look like them doing impressive things...not nearly enough, anyway.… Continue reading Race and Self-Worth: Why It’s Important to Find People Who Look Like You

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Focusing and Simplifying Goals (podcast)

What are your goals for the rest of 2020? What are your goals for next year? What are your life goals? I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to freak myself out or get overwhelmed and disheartened by a long-term goal or big life choice. Why? Because focusing on that goal too… Continue reading Focusing and Simplifying Goals (podcast)

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How to be an Ally: What True Long-lasting Allyship Means to Me

*For those who don't know, Allyship or being an "ally" isn't just for the Black Lives Matter movement! We all can and should be allies to other communities, ones we're not a part of. For example, myself as a cisgender female being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Or as a Mixed (Black and White)… Continue reading How to be an Ally: What True Long-lasting Allyship Means to Me

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“Wanting to help but scared to speak”

Hey, people. How you doing? I hope you’re okay! I've heard that some white people (and white-passing people) are feeling under pressure and are overwhelmed. I've heard that some are afraid to speak and get it wrong. Or some are speaking and they’re getting their heads bitten off! Let me just say, in case I… Continue reading “Wanting to help but scared to speak”