Introduction and Chapter 1

Rising Strong cyber-bookclub

We are showing up here together to learn and grow and share our wisdom. To me, this participation has badassery written all over it.

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  • 10 November 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Cheryl comes for an awesome fucking visit.

Notes on Gratitude

"Books will save your life."

I believe this sentiment 100 percent. I hope you do, too. I hope you've experienced many, many times the feeling that comes the moment you read something--a sentence or a phrase or a word--when you know you will forever have a new and broadened perspective, when someone puts into words what you've only ever felt, and when your heart expands in front of the pages of an open book. Seeing Cheryl in person was a lot like this.

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Also, CONTENT WARNING. If you’re a fan of Cheryl's, you know she's fond of dropping a f-bomb or two. As the author of the Dear Sugar columns on The Rumpus, her motto was Write Like A Motherf***er. If anyone’s wondering what to get me for Christmas, I’ll take a mug! FYI: There are several naughty words in this post, regardless of the fact it's about gratitude.

  • 5 November 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Let's get this party started!

Rising Strong cyber-bookclub

The basic guidelines and preliminary schedule are detailed in this post. I’d like to get started and plan to have the first post for the Introduction and Chapter 1 go out next week on November 12.

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  • 4 November 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Difficulty keeps the struggle away

A difficulty a day...

Months ago, I began to think in earnest about my notions surrounding struggle. Actually, what happened was that I asked myself why everything has to be so fucking hard. Why, with as much gratitude as I have for the changes in my life and my daughter’s life, was I finding it so hard, still, to be a wife and a mother and a friend and a writer and, well, just about everything.

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  • 27 October 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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To attend my first every cyber-bookclub!

You're invited. . .

Details are still forming, but I hope you'll join me for my first ever cyber-bookclub. We're going to read Rising Strong, by Brené Brown.

I hope you'll join us.

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  • 21 October 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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