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Knowing What to Do Isn’t Enough

Knowing What to Do Isn’t Enough

Something I'd rather you didn't know about me—and I'd rather I didn't know, either, for that matter—is that since last summer, when I broke my foot, I've gained about fifteen pounds. Technically, I've really only gained about ten, but since I was already up five from...

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The Cure For Being Human

The Cure For Being Human

I don't know about you, but this year's shenanigans have stretched my grace, compassion and understanding of the human race further than I'd have thought possible. Now seems like a very good time to remind ourselves that it's okay to be human, and to remind ourselves...

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Why You Aren’t Doing Your Thing (& How To Change It)

Why You Aren’t Doing Your Thing (& How To Change It)

You know that thing you really want to do? I know, right—which thing? Well, it doesn't really matter which one it is. I know you have at least one thing, but maybe more (I sort of hope it's more) that you'd like to do, or be, or have, or experience in your life, and...

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What If No Really Just Means No?

What If No Really Just Means No?

Remember “No means no”? All those messages aimed at teaching us kids (back when we were kids) to understand and respect our own boundaries, and the boundaries of others? Clearly some of us forgot about it, or only thought it applied before  graduation. I, for one, ...

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Why You Might Want to Start Saying No

Why You Might Want to Start Saying No

Have you ever had a moment of clarity, a sudden lightening strike of understanding that changes everything? The new idea lands on you, and you don’t even really understand it, but you have a deep knowing that you need to? Years ago, my teacher said something to me...

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Why Boundaries Don’t Work, and How to Fix It

Why Boundaries Don’t Work, and How to Fix It

Boundaries don’t work that well if, every time you see one, you go crashing through it headfirst. Ask me how I know. If you struggle with boundaries, you are far from alone. Where are my people pleasers at? This one’s for you, and also me, and also probably just about...

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Are You Doing a Bad Experiment?

Are You Doing a Bad Experiment?

How do you spend your time? Not just what you do with it, but how you relate to Time itself, as a commodity of which you get twenty four parts in each day? Does it ever feel like you don’t have enough time, or like you need to save it, make more, or slow it down?...

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How Not to Use Your Fear

How Not to Use Your Fear

Hey, just wondering, how are you on alchemy? You know, alchemy: transforming non-gold stuff into actual gold? Asking for a friend… Alchemy is the ancient study combining natural philosophy, natural science, and a little dash of magic. For thousands of years, people...

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