Stop Acting Like External Validation & Criticism Are Toxic

I guarantee you’re not looking at the big picture.

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I received a newsletter from my editor this past week. It took me a while, but I did finally read it. I’m so glad I did. Because it resonated with me. I cannot believe how perfectly she put this -

It’s important to be able to validate yourself in order to

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(she/her/pan) I’m not to be mistaken for a well-behaved woman. I’m an ally, amateur photog, content creator, novelist, empty nester, traveler, wife, & friend.

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Rachel D Adams

Rachel D Adams

(she/her/pan) I’m not to be mistaken for a well-behaved woman. I’m an ally, amateur photog, content creator, novelist, empty nester, traveler, wife, & friend.

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