Author name: LiYana Silver

When success is a mirage

‘I think you have success dysmorphia,’ my friend Ali told me about 8 years ago. Dysmorphia means ‘wrongly shaped.’  It’s a term usually paired with ‘body’ as in ‘body dysmorphia,’ when you look at yourself and see someone wrongly shaped (when actually you’re just right). Unable to see ourselvesas we truly are,we see ourselves onlyas

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The Sleeping Self

Allow me to tell you a story about The Sleeping Self.  It’s my re-telling of an Edgar Allen Poe story, The Tell-tale Heart, and thus is a touch gruesome for a minute, so be forewarned and bear with me. There was once a woman — we’ll call her Jane — who was probably a lot like you and me:

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