Edit Your Life Episode 128: Prioritizing Joy + Optimism

The news cycle has been relentless and painful, which is all the more reason that it’s important to do give yourself a little space to settle into something good. In Episode 128 of Edit Your Life, I interview novelist Katherine Center. Katherine and I talk about Katherine’s latest New York Times bestselling book, How To Walk Away, the human condition, positive vs. negative valence theory as it relates to fiction, why prioritizing happiness and joy matters, women writers, how Katherine found her love of storytelling through her teen tribe, and more.

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 Edit Your Life podcast interview with New York Times bestselling novelist Katherine Center.

Edit Your Life podcast interview with New York Times bestselling novelist Katherine Center.