Wow, hello hate mail! Because of my posts about being a nonprofit wage slave, and being unable to make rent on a nonprofit “salary”, someone took issue with this. Actually, more than one person did, and I’m glad about it. I got a reader email saying, “I HATE YOUR PITY PARTY! IF YOU DON’T LIKE… [Keep Reading]
Yesterday I had this conversation with my friend, let’s call her Donna.
Rosetta Thurman said, “I’m no longer a nonprofit professional. I’m an entrepreneur.”
And she articulated something that I’ve been interested in addressing for awhile, but didn’t know how to say.
Usually I write these super upbeat and newsy emails to my friends and family and yesterday I just thought, “Okay, screw it, I’m going to share my good news with everyone who reads my blog, too!”
Last week, which already feels a lifetime away, I was away in Portland and NYC, having a couple of photoshoots.
What were those photoshoots for?
So thought-terminating clichés, what are they? Coined in a book called “Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism,” a book written in 1956 about brainwashing in China, A thought-terminating cliché is a commonly used phrase, sometimes passing as folk wisdom, used to quell cognitive dissonance. Though the phrase in and of itself may be valid… [Keep Reading]