Posts by Sally

Going Batty

three bats hanging upside down in a cave

I folded my fine leather wings around my compact body, braced to come out to my ultra conservative parents. We creatures of the night scurried and flurried from the unkind rays of sunrise, back to sanctuary. I had arrived at the cave first, girding my furry loins, knowing my family would implore me not to…

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One Last Honeymoon

Shona was sick of telling lies but the truth wouldn’t do her any favours. It was best that Husband Number Six thought he was Husband Number Three. She preferred he assumed that Shona’s small but perfect body was a gift of nature. She hoped it never crossed his mind that her orgasms were fake too.…

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Live your Best Life with these Habits of Mentally Strong People

Building mental strength is fundamental to living your best life. It’s how a mentally strong person thinks that helps them live the life they want. It takes work to achieve mental strength – a lot of conscious self-examination and self-improvement.  Before we act, we think. Our thinking has to change before our actions can. Mental…

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How the Pandemic has Changed Your Brain

Christmas consumes December, January is spent recovering … and here we are in February. Shouldn’t we be back to routines, kicking goals and doing all the things we used to do before the Pandemic, if not more? If you feel that you’ve lost your Mojo, are lacking in motivation, or just couldn’t be effed this…

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How to escape energy-vampires

Before they suck the life out of you… Some people will intrigue you with deep conversations and ways of thinking  … value these people and spend time with them. But other types of people, in both networking and social situations, may drain you of energy if you stay in contact with them too long. Here…

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Networking for Writers

writers and authors networking on social media

The What, Why, Where, Who, and How Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash For writers in the time of Covid-19, WHO you know is more important than ever. Writing is a solitary pursuit. In these days of social isolation that’s a very good thing — we don’t have to change too much… Or do we? While I believe…

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How to Weed the Garden of Your Mind

The definition of a weed is a plant in the wrong place. Weeds are the negative thoughts that creep into our mind, causing havoc in our garden. In some circumstances, that weed may be a useful plant, beneficial to human and garden alike — as long as it doesn’t get out of control. At other…

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How to take the ‘con’ out of ‘connection’

Do you know that sinking feeling you get when it becomes blatantly obvious that someone’s only motive for connecting with you is to sell you something? It’s so disappointing to feel that they aren’t reaching out to you as a person … they are just warming you up as a prospect. Or, as happens to…

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How to recover from too much ‘peopling’ – Tips for Introverts

“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”  ― Jenn Granneman, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World   We introverts are easily over-stimulated – when tired from working hard or from extended social periods, our brain doesn’t want…

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Top Networking Secret Revealed – Connect with a ‘hub’

wheel hub

A ‘hub’ is your secret weapon and your Number One Go-To in the world of networking – connecting with a hub is GOLD so look for them and then look after them like the treasure they are. In networking terms, a hub is that person who networks regularly, turns up in all sorts of places…

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