Stop, look, and listen: Restoring Your Power Bar

Stop, look, and listen: Restoring Your Power Bar

by Melissa Axel

It is becoming more and more apparent to me (or perhaps, after such a long period of "busy-ness," I am simply being reminded) that we don't have to spend all our time doing or making in order to be growing or expanding. Maybe this is the incubation stage of the creative cycle. Maybe it's the remains of post-burnout fatigue talking. A little of column A, a little of column B?

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180 in 180 Or What?: How To Manage The Overwhelm

180 in 180 Or What?: How To Manage The Overwhelm

I have been overwhelmed for a decade. Like many undercurrents in nature, charted and understood by meteorologists, my overwhelm is known to me and therefore I’ve been able to scheme up ways to bury this overwhelm below my surface. In some ways, it’s fueled me to keep going, flowing in unison with my surface current, moving forward. At other times, my undercurrent of overwhelm is more like an undertow: without proper technique, breaking away is nearly impossible.

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