Sadness from the "Thriving in Sex Work Workbook"

The Thriving in Sex Work Workbook is a companion guide to Thriving in Sex Work, filled with exercises, budgets, self-care guides, and business plans to keep your mind, body, and business thriving. Available NOW in paperback at Amazon.  

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Here’s a taste:

In Thriving, I identified five demons in sex work: fear, shame, low self-esteem, anger, and envy. You may be curious why sadness didn’t make that list. Sorrow, in my opinion, is very a different animal. Fear and anger, while vital to keep us safe, are states of mind we want to experience no more than absolutely necessary. Shame and low self-esteem serve no purpose whatsoever—we’re a whole lot better off without them. And unless envy is kicking our butts to get us something we want, learning to accept ourselves with gratitude is a far better way to live.

 

The thing about sadness, though, is we experience it even in the midst of joy and satisfaction. A world without sadness would mean children never grow up; friends never land groovy new jobs and move away; our bodies neither age nor die. Life under glass, with no air to breathe—we would all be suspended in time.

 Sample from the "Thriving in Sex Work Workbook," available now in paperback from Amazon.

Sample from the "Thriving in Sex Work Workbook," available now in paperback from Amazon.