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“Adjust”

Happy Sunday!

This week’s short story is brought to you by the prompt, “adjust.”

I hope you enjoy the story.

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The Poster Boy by Chad Scott

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I bought it on my Kindle for Indie Reader. The decision to review and all opinions are my own.

Title: The Poster Boy: Small Towns, Big Ideas, and the Reality of Becoming an Entrepreneur
Author: Chad Scott
Genre: Business, Nonfiction

Series: Standalone
Publisher: UTP
Publication Date: November 19, 2019

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Mental Health Monday | RachelPoli.com

Anxiety Tip: How to Pick and Choose Your Battles to Remain Calm

When I went to therapy years ago, I remember my therapist telling me that I needed to pick and choose my battles when it came to anxiety.

If I don’t need something in my life or it won’t affect it in any way, then I don’t need to push through the anxiety. I can just give in because we need to do that once in a while.

On the other hand, if it’s interfering with my life and stopping me from living it, then I need to fight back the anxiety.

Pick and choose your battles, decide what your anxiety can get away with and what it can’t get away with.

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Warriors: Dawn of the Clans 3: The First Battle by Erin Hunter

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I bought it the hardcover. The decision to review and all opinions are my own.

Title: Warriors: The First Battle
Author: Erin Hunter
Genre: Children’s, Fantasy

Series: Dawn of the Clans, 3
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 8, 2014

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Creative Writing | RachelPoli.com

Camp NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!

I have been desperately trying to get back into a writing routine. In March, my friend Ari and I decided to try something new (I’ll talk about this in a later post or maybe even in a podcast episode) together, and… it worked for a little while. I’m going to try to continue that through April and beyond and see what happens.

Luckily, it’s also Camp NaNoWriMo this month. For some reason, I’ve always excelled at writing during the NaNo months. If Camp NaNo can get back into a writing routine, all the while keeping Ari accountable for her writing and her keeping me accountable for mine, I think I’ll be able to get back into a routine through April, May, and beyond.

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Mystery Force: Mystery Force Assemble! by Ted Neill

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I bought it on my Kindle for Indie Reader. The decision to review and all opinions are my own.

Title: Mystery Force: Mystery Force Assemble!
Author: Ted Neill
Genre: Children’s, Mystery

Series: Mystery Force, 1
Publisher: Tenebray Press
Publication Date: February 28, 2021

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Sisters (Smile, 2) by Raina Telgemeier

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I borrowed a paperback copy from the kid I babysit. The decision to review and all opinions are my own.

Title: Sisters
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Middle Grade, Graphic Novel

Series: Smile, 2
Publisher: Scholastic/Graphix
Publication Date: August 26, 2014

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The Truth About Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, 2) by Raina Telgemeier

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I borrowed a paperback copy from the kid I babysit. The decision to review and all opinions are my own.

Title: The Truth About Stacey
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Middle Grade, Graphic Novel

Series: The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, 2
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: July 28, 2015 (First published November 1, 2006)

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Mental Health Monday | RachelPoli.com

Six Ways to Have a Chill Day and Relax Your Mind and Body

Sometimes it feels like you’re constantly on the go. Whether you’re busy with work, school, socializing, whatever, it can take a lot of you.

Then there are other times when it feels like the anxiety will never end. Even though nothing major is happening you still have anxiety for some strange reason and it won’t go away.

Or maybe you’ve been feeling utterly exhausted and can’t see to get through your day without itching for a nap.

When this happens, I find it to be super helpful to have a chill day.

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