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December 14, 2022

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Suleika Jaouad: Transforming Isolation into Creative Resilience

There’s a difference between ‘belonging’ and ‘fitting in.’ When our sense of belonging is anchored in ourselves, it doesn’t really matter how or where or if we fit.

– Suleika Jaouad –

Suleika Jaouad: Transforming Isolation into Creative Resilience

“According to a recent poll from the American Psychological Association, nearly half of U.S. adults said the pandemic has made planning for their future feel impossible. It makes sense. We can’t go back to the lives we had before the coronavirus pandemic, but what lies ahead is murky. Many of us feel frozen, caught in a holding pattern — in the liminal space between what was and what will be. Suleika Jaouad is a journalist, author and the founder of The Isolation Journals community, and she’s all too familiar with the “in-between” space. At 22, shortly after graduating college, she was diagnosed with leukemia. All of her big plans were put on indefinite hold.” More in this NPR piece. { read more }

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To learn more about Jaouad’s work, check out The Isolation Journals here. { more }

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