Article: “Leach and Leech”

Leech and leach are two words I don’t run across very often as verbs, but when I do … well, let’s just say that sometimes, even an editor needs a little help.

Thankfully, ThoughtCo has an article on how to use these two words:

“The verb leach means to empty, drain, or remove.

“The noun leech refers to a bloodsucking worm or to a person who preys on or clings to another. As a verb, leech means to bleed with leeches or to act as a parasite.”

Inspiration …

Whenever I start feeling harried, worn down, or just plain burned out, I look for a little help. Recently, I found Dr. Shelley Provost’s website. It’s filled with calming, inspiring, and motivating words of wisdom that will get you thinking more deeply about your life and what you want from it:

“Over the years, I’ve heard from many clients that they’re afraid the path they’ve chosen isn’t the right one. We are lured into thinking that the purpose of life equals upward social mobility, establishing a career, accumulating wealth, competing (and winning), and holding power. Even if we can admit to ourselves that we aren’t fulfilled with success’ trappings, all too often we cling to our illusions because they’re all we know.”

A thank-you …

To everyone I’ve worked with these past few years, thank you for making me a better editor and better human being. I know how very lucky I am to have a job I love and to meet clients who become friends …

Migraines and Work

While this isn’t related directly to editing, as a migraine sufferer (and I don’t use that term lightly), I know there are many of you who have been hit by these awful things while at work.

I was curious how people coped, and I found this article. I wanted to share, just in case anyone was looking for ideas.

I’m still learning my triggers (tech/text neck, most specifically), but right now, coffee and half an Excedrin are the only things that make a dent, along with a hefty dose of sleep (which isn’t always possible). Screen time of any kind is a complete no-go.

Got any other ideas to help with migraines? Leave them in the comments below!