Creating Belonging through Sharing  

Do you ever feel like you don’t belong? I have. I spent most of my life feeling that way. It was not until I chose to share my story with others—the life experiences that made me who I am—that I finally created my belonging.  I was 7 years old when I lost my sense of…

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Practicing the Discipline of Stillness

Breathe in. Breathe out. The steady rhythm of my breath grounded me to the cadence of my feet hitting the ground as I hit mile 3 on my run along the Chicago lake path. As the sun began to spill the first beams of daybreak over the skyscrapers in front of me, I was fully…

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Escaping Loneliness, Creating Belonging

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How does loneliness feel? Scary. Hopeless. Isolated. Sad. Rejected. For quite a long time, I thought it was OK to be lonely. I didn’t need anyone. I could live life all by myself just fine. It took a near suicide attempt to wake me up from my delusion. Thankfully, I’ve come a long way since…

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Achieving Enduring Success Through Reflection

I made five critical choices on my 25-year journey to enduring success. After making each choice, I couldn’t imagine anything more successful than that next point I had climbed to. Each time, in my mind, I had achieved the fullest success possible. But with each success, deep inside me I knew something was still missing.…

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Overcoming the Fear of Change


I can only imagine the thoughts racing through my step-brother, Jeff’s, mind as he drove the 45 minutes from Bellevue to Tacoma to carry me away the day I tried to kill myself. My sister, my always-there beat of hope, called me seconds before I plunged the needle of life-ending crystal myth into the one…

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Time Management, Choice Management

You can’t make time. You can only make choices. Everyone knows about time management and the benefits it brings to both personal and professional productivity. (But, according to Development Academy, 82% of people don’t use a time management system!) In my opinion, pop culture has watered it down so that we’re no longer inspired to…

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Hope In Action: What Santa Can Teach Us About Hope


Hope is believing that when you set out cookies and milk, Santa will come. – Trish Kendall My family and I celebrate Christmas, and I absolutely love it. I love our family traditions, like spending Christmas Eve with extended family which turns into a too-late night. And every year we stay up too late, Grandma…

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Breaking Free From Bad Habits

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Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. My alarm goes off at 5:30am every morning. I fumble around to hit the oval button on the top of the clock that tells me it’s time to get up. My pre-programmed coffee maker has already started working for the day, and the delicious aroma wafts into my bedroom, doing a…

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The Micro Actions of Love: Practicing Transparency

“WE HAVE TO DEBRIEF!” – Carolyn. I read the text message on a Sunday evening after one of my closest friends, Carolyn, closed out her time at a very important weekend conference. She had been anxious about this conference for weeks, so I was relieved to hear from her husband earlier that day that it…

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