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Pick Me Up Giveaway + Best of the Web

by Kelli Kehler

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We all have (at least) a little bit of darkness in us. No matter how sunshiny your disposition and outlook are, you’ve probably been to a place that felt tough to climb out of. Whether it’s a funk, a bad day, or a deep hole, using your own creativity to pull through the bad stuff can be incredibly gratifying and healing. Which is precisely why Adam J. Kurtz’s new book, Pick Me Up, has me ready to handle any dark or sucky life moments that come my way.

Adam is a part of our D*S family, and he’s known for his humorously honest empathy for stuff that can be hard to talk about — like feelings. This page-by-page self-pep talk in book form, as Adam says, is “the realization that life and feelings don’t always follow a linear path. Life can be a confusing mix of murky possibilities. You will change repeatedly. Anything can always happen.” Flip to any page in the book, and you’ll find a chance to jot down goals, remind yourself of how amazing you are (because you ARE), doodle a wish, or maybe admit all the things you’re trying to make excuses for. It’ll pat you on the back when you need it, or not let you off the hook when you’re being impossible.

Adam’s book hits shelves on Oct. 4 — the same day as our new book, In the Company of Women! — but today he’s giving two readers the chance to win a copy of Pick Me Up for themselves and a friend! To enter to win two copies of Pick Me Up, comment below with a positive affirmation for yourself by Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 am EST. (Two winners will be picked by random selection to win two copies apiece.) Good luck, and have a great weekend! —Kelli

The giveaway entry is now closed and winners will be contacted this week!

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