• Robert Jordan Quote, How to Bend and Be Resilient, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/16/how-to-bend-and-be-resilient/ #quotes #RobertJordan #resilient #resilience #inspiration
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    How to Bend and Be Resilient

    I've been thinking about how to be resilient this weekend, how to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. On one day, you encounter obstacles and the stresses of life. Stuff that's important that may not work out. Important stuff. So what helps us recover?

  • Dad with Kids, Proust Captures the Spirit of my Hopeful Monday, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/10/hopeful-monday #MarcelProust #HopefulMonday #travel #dad #dadtravel #inspiration #quotes #family
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    Proust Captures the Spirit of my Hopeful Monday

    Last week my husband flew to Ireland for work. It was not a hopeful Monday, more like sad Sunday. He travels once every couple of months and when he’s gone, we feel a slight tension in our family. Overall, we’re fine and with my three kids being older, it’s easier now than it used to be, but we still feel…

  • Stan Wawrinka, Stan Wawrinka and Failing Better, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/02/stan-wawrinka/ #StanWawrinka #tennis #FrenchOpen #Paris #GrandSlam #BenoitPaire #failure #inspiration #writing #craft
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    Stan Wawrinka and Failing Better

    A writer works to perfect their art or craft and tries to share it with the world, only to often meet with rejection or indifference. The attempt can be a failure. We can feel like losers. But tennis player Stan Wawrinka has an interesting perspective on failure. What he had to say is my quote of the week.

  • Bird by Bird Book, Anne Lamott's Advice on Finding the Truth, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/27/ann-lamott/ #AnneLamott #BirdbyBird #writingadvice #howtowrite #inspiration #writing #books
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    Anne Lamott’s Advice on Finding the Truth

    Bird by Bird is an outstanding craft book for writers. Novelist and memoirist Ann Lamott covers the various aspects of writing: the nuts and bolts of craft to broader, more abstract issues. She talks about the importance of getting the sh*tty first draft on paper before diving into the mechanics of plot, dialogue, character, etc. She tackles perfectionism, finding your…

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    It’s Time To Savor Spring

    Spring is a time of change. Emerging leaves, melting snow, blooming flowers. So don’t be afraid to change, even in a tiny way. Step away from your desk, your counter, your indoor work space and go outside. Being outside changes your perspective. There’s a temperature you can’t control. A vista greets you, sometimes narrow or wide or small. And maybe…

  • A Christmas Wish for Everyone, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/25/christmas-wish
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    A Christmas Wish for Everyone

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! As I put my pen down and go offline for a few days, I have a Christmas wish for you: that you can relax and enjoy whatever time you have off, that you will indulge yourself, that you will treat yourself a bit better than you might at other times of the year. Leave…