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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...
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Breaking Free From Bad Habits

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...
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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...
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Building Trust By Doing The Little Things Great

“I promise, this will never happen again.” I heard those words from my father so many times I lost count. From the time I was 6 years old, his repeated...
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Embracing Opportunity: Bringing Your Full Self

Growing up I became a master compartmentalizer. I practiced and perfected compartmentalizing just as assiduously as my classmates worked on long division. I could shut out thoughts or whole experiences...
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One Beat of Hope Can Transform A Lifetime

The phone rings and I stop my shaking, feeble hand holding the needle, mid-motion. Another ring. I look down and see that it’s my big sister, Maria. Slowly placing the...
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Parlay From Away: A Digital Conversation on Breaking The Cycle

Have you ever been in one of those spirals of despair? You know, something terrible happens in your life, and you self-soothe by doing something that puts you in an...
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Find, Create, and Enhance Belonging In The Workplace

I know how it feels not to belong. I know how it feels to belong. And I know what it takes to get there. I think you’ll agree that most...
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The Day I Decided To Choose Love Over Fear

The power of a date on the calendar has never eluded me. A date holds memories, milestones, and celebrations of goals reached. A date can hold emotion: joy, gratitude, fear,...
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A Year of Stillness: How Reflection Can Inspire Action

To be honest, it feels a little trite to be writing about life during the pandemic. First of all, it’s still very much with us (even though it’s true that...
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Mantras I’m Taking With Me into the New Year

We’ve seen a lot of tough days in the past two years. It hasn’t been easy, and we may have even slipped back into some old habits and coping mechanisms...
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How Running Helped me Create my First Community

I was never part of a community. As a little girl, my dad was deliberate in destroying our sense of community before it ever formed. He forced our family to...
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