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The things we don’t know

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In our culture knowledge is prized. Everyone wants to be in-the-know. When we don’t know we experience vulnerability, humility, and beginner status. People often associate these feelings with negativity, but embracing them can truly change our lives. Vulnerability is important because it is how we grow. We must be vulnerable when we try new things, […]

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Putting your Vision into Words

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Once we have recognized the need to make a change, and started to lay the foundation (for some background on this, check out the first article in this series: Change Making…), the next step is to put our vision into words. Look for the common ground that was established earlier on in the change making […]

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Changing the story from shooter to safety

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Thousands of school shootings have happened over the years in the U.S., and as they became more frequent people became more vocal about preventing them from happening, but the story stayed the same. For a long time the story was about the shooter. The media pored over the details of why the shooter committed his […]

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Networking for a funeral

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A while back I came up with a rather morbid benchmark for evaluating my success. I’ll call it the “funeral test”. As an introvert and a borderline perfectionist I used to keep my distance from people. Just thinking about the word “network” would give me a panic attack. I only wanted to interact with people […]

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Clarity, Brilliance, Precision

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I have always been a thinker and I am obsessed with efficiency, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized the (ironic) inefficiency of my thought process. I tend to ruminate, and the more invested I am in ruminating, the more anxious I become. The more anxiety I feel, the more time I invest ruminating. […]

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Expertise

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I’ve always wanted to be an expert at something, but I never had the unrelenting drive to earn the title for any one thing in particular.  Instead, I’ve spent my life intensely studying lots of different things for short periods of time. (As a result, I have become reasonably good at a wide variety skills: everything […]

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Data-Driven Breakfast

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I spend a lot of time meal planning. I care deeply about what I eat and what I feed my family (health-wise and taste-wise). I know it is time consuming to research recipes, gather ingredients, and prepare meals; but I think it is worth it (usually). Sometimes it’s not worth it. Sometimes it’s stressful, and […]

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Staying Grounded with I Spy

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I attended a social event the other day where the guest speaker was a mental health professional who spoke about resilience. One of the tools she presented was a simple grounding exercise that can be used to control negative emotions and quiet the mind. To execute this exercise you simply identify things that you see, […]