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May 23Liked by Carina Wolff

1000% agree re: Manifestation.

I get this like, prickly, sensation whenever it comes up in convos. I had the same feelings when "lucky girl syndrome" was super popular on TikTok (maybe still is?). I guess for me, because I have never heard someone talk about manifestation that in any way addresses how much misery and suffering is inflicted upon people who can't "manifest" that away, or that addresses structural isms, it largely just comes across as deeply selfish, dismissive and willfully ignorant of others' realities. "Everything happens for a reason" sends me spiralling about this too. Associating whether people's circumstances change or they get what they want with thinking about it enough or in the right/positive ways just seems to me like another way of saying when something bad happens to someone it's their fault (I found this article discussing manifestation and OCD insightful *CW - mention of SA* https://psychcentral.com/ocd/fear-law-of-attraction-manifesting).

Sorry for the rant considering this is my first ever comment on your newsletter but your thoughts really resonated. Thanks for sharing them!

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No need to apologize at all!! I love a rant, and you brought up such good points! I’m all for people believing in themselves but I totally agree, it ignores greater structural issues at play. And I very much dislike everything happens for a reason as well! Thank you so much for sharing this, I really loved reading it!

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Made these after being intrigued by them a few weeks ago and loved them! Thank you from saving me from the protein-less 3 PM slump before happy hour drinking.

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woohoo! thank you for sharing, I'm so glad you liked them!!

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