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Approving of yourself

 “When you feel good about what you’re doing, you won’t care so much if others approve. This is because the need for external approval is rooted in our own insecurities. We want others to approve because our actions aren’t aligning with our values and/or our needs.”  ~Sharon Martin on PsychCentral

Cindy La Ferle


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Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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