It’s Called Hope. I Haz It.

I haven’t been posting on groningenrain.nl but I HAVE BEEN trying to write every day. I read about ‘morning pages’ once long ago and incorporated it into my daily practice. And then I stopped. And then I started up again. And then I stopped. It’s definitely been off again on again for years.

But since the twins birth, I’ve been on more than off.

Yay, baby steps!

Breathe in. Breathe out.

Repeat, as needed.

Another habit that I want to reincorporate (besides posting here!) is strength training and exercise. Specifically with body weight and then free weights. It’s been ten forevers. The excuse is that my personal trainer moved back to Israel.

The reality is that I’m sometimes a lazy punk.

And then I was pregnant.

And, then, well, motherhood.

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[trigger warning] Happy Birthday To Me?

superbetterOr “Step One – Self Care”

I recently announced that I’m going to come out of the PTSD closet this Wednesday at Toastmasters Groningen for the capstone project of Toastmasters Competent Communication track.

If you’re in the Groningen area 18 May 2016 around 19:15, we’re meeting at the Launch Cafe. Come on by.

At PyCon Sweden I saw @aspleenic give a lightning talk about MH Prompt:

Prompt is simply a means of encouraging a conversation about mental health at tech conferences and meetups.

MIND. BLOWN.

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Tackling Talker’s Block With a Sledge Hammer

seth-godin(A friend of mine will be so happy that I’m starting this post this way…) I was listening to a podcast the other day. Specifically, the Tim Ferris podcast featuring Seth Godin who talked about so many amazing things like how he makes honey vodka and his obsession with chocolate and that if you’d like to tackle writer’s block, write every day.

And I do.

Sort of. Mostly. On 750words.com.

Well.

I did.

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Welcome to 750 words!

750Words1_zps2eab07e9Hello, K Rain Leander!

You’ve just taken the first step towards becoming a daily writer!

Here are a couple quick tips to help you get started:

– Write 3 days in a row. If you can do that, you’ll get your first badge which is a Turkey badge. 3 days is enough to get the flywheel of motivation moving… you can do it!

– Learn about morning pages. New to the idea of morning pages? Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way describes the power of morning pages in a short 2-minute video. We’ve also written about the links between free-writing and meditation in this article.

– Don’t edit your words as you write them. Just keep those fingers moving and see what comes out. Remember, nobody’s going to see this other than yourself (and even you don’t need to ever go back to read them.)

– Follow 750 Words on Twitter and Facebook for tip, success stories, and so that you can ask questions when they come up.

These 4 tips should get you started. In all honesty, the most important thing to do is to just show up and do your words.

Best of luck!