Hey, Anxiety? I'm busy now. Can you come back later?

Hey Anxiety,

I see that you’re back again. I can tell because my chest feels tight. I seem to be holding my breath, and when I do breathe, it’s shallow, like when you’ve been treading water for a while and don’t have the stamina to continue. My mind fixates on a few things --- usually it’s on what I haven’t done or what I can’t do or on all of the ways I’m falling short. My shoulders tense up, my jaw clenches, and even the muscles in my legs feel taut.

Yes, you’re definitely here. 

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Hi, I’m Cher!

I write about the place where business + social responsibility meet. When I'm not researching whatever my latest obsession is, you can find me re-watching Remember the Titans, posting on Insta @___whatthehale, or hiking somewhere in the PNW. If you're interested in working with me on a marketing or PR campaign, I do that, too.

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Raise Your Hand If You're a Recovering People-Pleaser (or Thoughts on the Shadow Side of Being an Online Service Provider)

My boyfriend is one of the most honest people I know. 

He’s been through enough to know his triggers, his weaknesses, and the areas where he lies to himself. Each time he admits one of those to me, I am reminded of a truth I’ve also hidden from myself.

What’s even more beautiful about this is that, as our dialogue unfolds, I often say that hidden thing out loud for the first time. 

A shadow thought is vocalized into the world where another real human can hear it. (GASP.) 

And then? Liberation. 

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Hi, I’m Cher!

I write about the place where business + social responsibility meet. When I'm not researching whatever my latest obsession is, you can find me re-watching Remember the Titans, posting on Insta @___whatthehale, or hiking somewhere in the PNW. If you're interested in working with me on a marketing or PR campaign, I do that, too.

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16 Questions to Ask Your Clients to Avoid Misunderstandings, Resentment, and Excess Work

Being able to work from a laptop with international clients is very sexy… that is, until you recognize the plethora of roadblocks that can occur from not being in the same physical space.

In my time working with clients and team members in a digital capacity, I’ve learned a lot about how to cultivate strong communication through asking clear questions. And these questions were often hard-won.

They are the result of tasks done not once, not twice, but often three or four times over again.

 

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Hi, I’m Cher!

I write about the place where business + social responsibility meet. When I'm not researching whatever my latest obsession is, you can find me re-watching Remember the Titans, posting on Insta @___whatthehale, or hiking somewhere in the PNW. If you're interested in working with me on a marketing or PR campaign, I do that, too.

Click here to find out more.