Pay It Forward Thursday- December 27, 2018

Come spotlight the poem or piece from the writer you enjoyed most this week!!!

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Pay It Forward 7-4-2018

The baristas at Go Dog Go Cafe are big fans of Pay It Forward Thursdays. We think it is a great opportunity to give a shout-out to another writer who has wowed us or creatively inspired us.  However, Pay It Forward Thursday has not been getting a lot of love lately, which we think is a shame. Dear reader, you are losing out on some great writing! We’ve decided to shake things up a little and the baristas will be reblogging our Pay It Forward picks for the week directly onto GDG Cafe so you don’t miss out on our favorites.

We like this idea so much that we will also reblog the posts you think were the best thing you read this week if you drop a link below. You are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from someone…

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“if you don’t risk failure, you’re never going to do anything that’s different from what you’ve already done or what somebody else has done.”

Art of Quotation

“Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure.

And if you don’t risk failure, you’re never going to do anything that’s different from what you’ve already done or what somebody else has done.”

Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter

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Valley Walking: The Life Raft

Devoted and Divorced

Divorce can feel like being on a sinking ship.

My husband abandoned the ship before I was even aware there was a gaping gouge in it’s hull. When the damage was revealed to me, I started frantically trying to save it, keep it from going under, keep us afloat.

As our ship began it’s certain descent, I was forced to acknowledge the awful reality, that my efforts to save it were in vain.

To avoid being dragged down into the dark below, I took one final glimpse at our beloved vessel, peered out into the dark unknown and jumped blindly into the black.

I hit the freezing water with such an unforgiving force that it disorientated me. I was dragged around by the suction left in it’s wake and whirled around in the forces of shock, grief and anguish. I started to kick my legs with everything I had and suddenly…

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Lean into loneliness | The Drive Magazine.

Thriving Under Pressure

Good news to share!

This month I published my first psychology advice column for a Canadian magazine. The same magazine that profiled my work in positive psychology.

My intention for the psychology article is to inspire and comfort individuals experiencing loneliness during the holidays.


 Writing dreams & goals.

I have been writing psychology textbooks for McGraw-Hill Ryerson since 2009 and blogging since 2015.

But truth be told, I have always longed for something more. To write a psychology advice column for a magazine and eventually a book about psychology in everyday life.

Psychology for the people.

My intention is to make psychology accessible, engaging, and easy to apply. Integrate all of the stories, life lessons, and adversities I have witnessed over the years as a former school psychologist and now professor.

Empower the readers to find the strength inside.

Which is why I am thrilled to…

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In These Depths

Sarah Doughty

“You taught me what it means
to be in love with someone.”

Don’t you see? After all these years, you’re still the one I think about late at night when I see the moon shining through my window. You’re the one that helped me see who I am as a person, not as a victim or a survivor. You taught me how to push boundaries and trust my instincts. You helped me in more ways than I can count. But most importantly, you taught me what it means to be in love with someone. What that feels like. How deep it can go. And how, in those depths, it lasts forever. Beyond this realm. This reality. You taught me how to open my heart. You taught me how to dream.

© Sarah Doughty

You taught me how to love.

Inspired by a conversation
with a friend.

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