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Finding Light on the Dark Road
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Finding Light on the Dark Road

Ever since I can remember noticing my feelings and moods, I had “black spots”—hours or even days when I would “disappear” into a dark and unpleasant hole. My life would appear pointless. My happiness but a memory. I remember lying wrapped in my duvet at home as a teenager, unable to move, unable to consider […]

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Revealing the Masks we Wear

I was reading Brené Brown again the other morning as I was eating scrambled eggs with avocado. Brené (I don’t actually know her so as to be on a first name basis, but like to pretend I do) was talking about barriers to vulnerability. She was...

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The Marketer Who Cried Wolf

There’s a very old story. A shepherd boy is bored tending his sheep, and so to amuse himself, he shouts ‘Wolf, Wolf!” And the villagers come running to save him, and discover it was a ruse. And he laughs. And then he does it again, and they still...

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5 Lessons from a Year of Writing

When people ask me what I do, I say “I’m a writer.” Though that declaration is relatively recent, my history of writing is not. I wrote my first poem at age 7. I posted it on facebook recently – it got more likes than my contemporary writing. I...

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Speaking your Truth can be a Trap

I finally said it. “I don’t want you to coach me any more. I don’t want your advice. I'm done with it. I’m going to do it my way from now on. You don’t get to tell me how I should do it any more.” When it did come, I kind of blurted it out, the...

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The Power of Bending Time-Frames

You have the ability to change time. You can change it, because you can think about it, and change the frame. No other creature we know about can do this. Our ability to think in time is one of the super-powers we are given as human beings. A...

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