Your frustration comes from trying too hard

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Photo by Haley Phelps on Unsplash


After a bad year, it’s the ordinary signs that show you’re ready to make a new vision board

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Photo by Jakub Kapusnak on Unsplash


Your body’s natural cleaning machine is also the most chill body system

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Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash, edited by the author


Here’s why you still can’t hug Grandma

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Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash, cropped by the author.


Ten possible reasons why someone with thousands of followers on Medium follows no one else

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Photo by Niloy Biswas on Unsplash


Therapeutic touch is crucial to solitary happiness

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Photo by Katsiaryna Endruszkiewicz on Unsplash


When the destruction of art gives it power

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Detail of torn artwork by Katie McGahan. Courtesy of the author.


I bought the champagne but didn’t open it

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Unopened champagne, the morning after. 2021, Image courtesy of the author.


I finally see the logic in writing the ending first

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Photo by Stephen Isaiah on Unsplash


I should have been there, but it went off without a hitch

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The diamond ring effect. Photo by Jongsun Lee on Unsplash

Jen McGahan

Curious mom, writer, & lymphatic massage therapist. I teach a persuasive writing course, too. Start here: https://www.jenmcgahan.com/power-words

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