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Escaping Loneliness, Creating Belonging

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...
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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....
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Fighting For Genuine Gratitude: A Call To Practice Daily Thankfulness

My husband, Joe, walked in the door last Thursday with an armful of grocery bags and a smile on his face. As he locked eyes with me, his smile grew...
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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...
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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,...
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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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