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Sometimes, it’s hard to tell whether our discouragement is related to sexism or not. There’s no sign that clearly announces:

  • You’re discouraged because of ongoing sexism!

or instead

  • You’re discouraged because it’s February!

So we have included resources that address both.

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Resources to Face Discouragement

What To Say:

CBE has a whole series of articles that will give you the tools to respond to discouragement that can come from the people around you.

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

AWL is aware that Angela has a book as well. Feel free to check it out!

Contemplative Practices

Contemplation has long been a part of Christianity. Here are two websites where you can access resources to learn Christian meditation or to find a spiritual director:

Note that we have chosen two centers that have benefited by and provided help for many Free Methodists.

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