My Current Struggle While Working On My First Novel

When being hard on yourself is the default, how do you get out of that bad habit?

Last summer, my therapist told me something I still think about to this day: “Why don’t you give yourself the same grace you give everyone else?”



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Nia Simone McLeod

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