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How to Be a Calming Influence

And stop stressing out the people around you

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“I’m terrified of taking time off! I’m scared I’ll lose my traction!”

A writer friend needed a break. She’d been hitting it hard. In our Slack group, the typical messages came flooding in: “Take care of yourself!” people said. “We all need to take time off from time to time!”




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