When we’re afraid of the extremes: A social media study

This past weekend, as news came out about the tragic shootings in Texas and Ohio, my social media started to fill up with thoughts about the reality of living in a world, or a country rather, where this kind of tragedy has become unsettlingly routine. This type of mass social response isn’t specific to justContinue reading “When we’re afraid of the extremes: A social media study”

One year of blogging!!!

I almost can’t believe it’s been a year already since I launched Ink, now katelaack.com! Thank you so much to those of you who found me, continue to follow my content, send messages, make comments, and share posts with friends and family. Thank you to those of you who took up the Ginkgo Project andContinue reading “One year of blogging!!!”

Turtles All the Way Down, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Somewhere in mid-June 2014, Josh and I went to see the movie The Fault in Our Stars at the theater. Based on the John Green young adult novel of the same title, The Fault in Our Stars is a non-conventional love story featuring two chronically ill teenagers who meet in their cancer support group, fall for eachContinue reading “Turtles All the Way Down, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Getting published and our quest for validation

Fill in the blank… I am a______________________________________________________. (And be nice to yourself about it! This is a post about validation.) I am a writer. This is an innate truth about myself that I have always known. I love to write. I have always loved to write. As a kid, I wrote stories in booklets my parentsContinue reading “Getting published and our quest for validation”

thINK about it: Can you accept your greatest compliment?

Good morning and good Monday! Think of the nicest thing anyone has ever said about you. Think of who said it, and what the occasion was in which they said it. And then ask yourself, in that moment, did you believe that it was true? I am inherently bad at accepting compliments. I tend toContinue reading “thINK about it: Can you accept your greatest compliment?”