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Our Struggle to Be True

Authenticity is a fine edge. I know that my best self is self-restrained and magnanimous, merciful and forbearing, courageous. I like showing you that part of me. In each moment I am working hard to make choices that “move toward”

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Meanest One of All?

All this meanness, where’s it coming from? It’s in the news, the grocery store, the roadways, the sidewalks, and (especially) social media. Putting my attention on this lately has revealed another voice of meanness: the one inside my head. It’s

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Claim Your True Power

You are energy. I am energy. Everything is energy, and all energies are intertwined. I know this might sound a little crazy, but I want you to know this is your reality. Once get this, you can begin to claim

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The Trouble with Talk

Not all talk contributes to solution. In fact, even the most well-intentioned communication can make things worse. Words are that powerful. They can assault or assuage, entrench or enlighten, hurt or heal. Before you lock-n-load your word weapon, consider… When

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How Will I Know When I’ve Been Successful?

I’ve been working with this question for weeks. It’s a toughy. I know it’s an important question for me to answer because my tendency has been to stay too long. Lacking clarity on what I can contribute or achieve, I

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Bringing True You Into the Conversation

I was teaching a class how to communicate to relate, not manipulate. We were at the part about honoring our emotions when a woman in the back raised her hand and timidly said, “But if I told them how I

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You are NOT Not Enough

It’s insidious, the chorus of little voices inside our head that tells us to be afraid—be very afraid!—because the world is a big scary place and we are small and powerless. They are the voices of our parents, teachers, doctors,

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The Easiest Thing You’ll Do This Week

So much for sleeping late today. In my animals’ brains, the appearance of the sun means it’s time to wake the humans so there can be food in the bowls. Cue, routine, reward. It doesn’t matter it’s Sunday. Same is

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Are You a Loser?

I don’t wanna be laid down No I don’t wanna die knowing That I spent so much time when I was young Just trying to be the winner   So I wanna make it clear now I wanna make it

Observations in Lost Opportunity

Meeting #1: Unnamed Person X was considered for a career boosting opportunity. Meeting #2: Unnamed Person X exploded in a 60-sec emotional response to a work situation. Meeting #3: Unnamed person X was no longer under consideration for the career

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