regrets

Dear Soulseekers, “Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. ‘And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be different if you had made other choices…Would you have done anything different, if you […]

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A good read

Dear Soulseekers, Are you looking for a good read? Let me make a suggestion. I just finished a book that I am still thinking about days later. It’s not a book that I would have ever chosen myself. I came across this book through an English teacher that I follow on Twitter. He was reading […]

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I’m listening

Dear Soulseekers, Have you heard the whispers of your life speaking to you? It’s calming isn’t it when you finally tune in? In the last month, I have loosened my grip on the reins, I’ve quieted my inner voice, and I am tuning into what my life is saying to me. I’ve put in my […]

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i Surrender

Dear Soulseekers, If I have learned anything over the past year, it is that I am a total control freak and that I do not deal well with prolonged uncertainty. In my November post on dealing with uncertainty, I wrote about writing things down, controlling what you can and cutting yourself some slack. Now I […]

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Moral anger

Dear Soulseekers, Back when I was a grad student and working on my MA in psychology, I remember taking a quiz to find out what makes me angry. My quiz results were that I have moral anger. If you look at the following flow chart, as far as anger goes, moral anger might be one […]

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questioning

Dear Soulseekers, It probably won’t surprise you to hear me admit that the staying home part of the pandemic hasn’t been that bad. If you’re introverted, you know what I mean. But now I’m questioning whether the pandemic has made my introversion even worse? I joke that I’m a homebody(true), and that I really don’t […]

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hello, my name is laura and I am an introvert

Dear Soulseekers, I keep finding my weeks slowly, yet more quickly, getting away from me. Busy with my new job, frustrated by my new job, and this week coming to the realization that I need an accommodation like so many of my students. I don’t know that I came to this realization on my own, […]

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be yourself

Dear Soulseekers, As you know, I’m about a month into a new job and I’m faced with a dilemma. Whenever you start something new or meet new people, do you play it safe? Here’s what I mean. Normally in new situations I try to be accommodating and fun and positive and up for anything thinking […]

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Something new

Dear Soulseekers, If you’ve been following me for a little bit, you know that I quit teaching due to the pandemic, and what a good decision that has been! But since my resignation, I have been searching for a new job. I still wanted to be in education, but with a little less exposure to […]

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digital minimalists

Dear Soulseekers, Recently, a co-worker recommended a book to me saying that it’s been the best book he’s read to help him deal with anxiety. I was curious. So I looked it up, and this is what I found. “Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations […]

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