Mental illness doesn’t have rule your life. One reader’s decision to start running towards the light at the end of the tunnel.
Do you need to quit… quitting? One brave reader shares her story as a recovered Quitter-gone-wild.
Are you spending so much time chasing your Next Big Thing you’re neglecting all the good things you already have?
Do you ever feel like you should love something just because everyone else does? Then this post’s for you…
Sometimes, you have to take things into your own hands. Like Anne Belov did with her new book, Pandamorphosis.
One reader stops caring what other people think of her dreams and takes the bold step to go after them.
Something just out of my reach has been bothering me. A couple of years ago during a 31-mile run as I was training for my first 50K, I got this little niggling pain in the back of my thigh. It wasn’t enough to stop altogether, but it was annoying and took a lot of the […]
One reader’s realization that it’s time to trust her own voice and creativity more, and worry about others’ approval less.
Folks, I have a confession to make. I’ve written and erased subject lines for Reader Quit articles more often than Cordelia’s Mom comments on her blog. (Which is so insanely adorable, isn’t it???) For over a year now, I’ve known I wanted to write for Cordelia’s blog, but I can never settle on a topic. […]
Having money is great…but not if it totally overshadows everything else in your life.
[Cordelia note: No, she is not quitting “dropping it like it’s hot”; she’s on a spree of Quits that in fact demonstrate an admirable ability to drop it like it’s hot.] 😀 My Superhero Origin Story I have been an overachiever since birth. My mom always tells me a story about how I came home […]
When you’re on your death bed, do you want to have played the role you were meant to play or pretended to be something you were not?
If worrying were a sport, I’d totally make the U.S. Olympic team. It’s an annoying talent to have, but a lifetime of practice means I’m pretty much a champion at sustaining stress. Examples from my life abound. I was almost completely silent—like, I didn’t talk to anyone—for two straight weeks leading up to cheerleading tryouts […]
One reader shares her decision to follow her passion, and let the money follow as it may.
Cordelia note: If this story resonates with you or makes you think of someone you know, please reach out for help. Self-harm is a serious mental disorder, and you do not need to go through it alone. Please see the resources listed at the end of this post for further information. I am quitting […]
Not to say I will spend more at stores that are overpriced and give me food and wine to make me feel good, but I refuse to go to stores that sell small sizes that I would have worn as an under-weight and inappropriate teenager. I only shop at these stores because they are inexpensive […]
It’s OK to do an about-face if you realize the dream you’ve been working for really isn’t your dream anymore.
I went to art school from the mid ’70s until the early ’80s. In those days, it was standard operating procedure, if you were a painting student, that you were to look down on, or at least askance at, any of the other disciplines that were taught at your school. This especially included—for painters—printmaking and […]
Perhaps it has something to do with growing up in a family with rather strong (ahem)…Southern Gothic tendencies. Or maybe it has something to do with being a writer and the resulting need to see every story through to its natural conclusion. So, when news of another tragedy hits my inbox, my world slows to […]
Your fear doesn’t have any real power. Defy it, and see what happens.