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How Not to Say the Wrong Thing

How Not to Say the Wrong Thing

We’ve all been there before: sitting in a conversation and watching the dialogue volley around like rubber bullets, waiting for just the right moment to share our thoughts. You want to take part, but you don’t want to take a hit. As the time passes, though, we become...

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Back to Business As Usual

Back to Business As Usual

At this point of The Great Pause (as we’ve taken to calling this pandemic in our household), I don’t know about you, but turning on the TV has become a stroll down memory lane. Having watched anything relatively recently released that we’ve wanted to catch up on,...

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Stop Looking for Silver Linings

Stop Looking for Silver Linings

Let me begin by stating that, for the record, I have no problem with finding bright sides, being optimistic or having a cheerful disposition. I have been accused of all of these, and for good reason. And, that being said, I hate the term “Silver Lining”. I have an...

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Surrender as an Act of Sovereignty

Surrender as an Act of Sovereignty

What comes to mind when you think of the idea of surrender? White flags waving in a breeze? Falling to your knees? Slapping the mat and crying “uncle”?  Hands up in the air, facing the foe? Or maybe literally every romance novel plot line ever, in which the headstrong...

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The Lost Art of Disagreement

The Lost Art of Disagreement

This article could also be called How to Disagree with People and Not Lose the Argument (or Your Mind). How does it go for you when you disagree with someone? Do you fold like a flapjack, or bare your teeth and go for the throat? If you tend towards either of these...

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Don’t Look For Balance; Create It. Here’s How.

Don’t Look For Balance; Create It. Here’s How.

It seems we’re ready to start thinking about slowing reconvening The World and The Economy and Life. This is a pivotal moment for humanity in so many ways. We are emerging from a global crisis, and we’ve all had a little time to think about things: how we want them to...

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How to Feel Safer When Life Feels Insecure

How to Feel Safer When Life Feels Insecure

As a writer, I tend to pay pretty close attention to the words we use, and the ways in which we use them. Whenever I hear a word that doesn’t match the context in which it was said, the voice of Inigo Montoya whispers, “You keep using that word. I do not think it...

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Why Balance Seems So Damn Elusive

Why Balance Seems So Damn Elusive

If work/life balance seems elusive to you, that's because it is. Work/life balance is a myth. There. I said it. How do I know balance is a myth? Because so many people are constantly looking for it, with seemingly disappointing results. You might as well be looking...

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How to Make Plans When You Can’t Plan For Anything

How to Make Plans When You Can’t Plan For Anything

Well. What the hell are we supposed to do now, right? I don’t know about you, but I remember like a month ago, when I was busy making plans and dreaming up dreams, and going about my life in a predictably predictable pattern. Sound familiar? If you’ve been paying...

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