The end of a year and the start of the next is a time that often gives rise to reflection. But the start of a decade? It’s something that really makes us look back over the last 10 years – over everything we’ve overcome and accomplished – it makes us reflect on the person we…

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I want to pay off my MasterCard I want to lose ten pounds I want to be in a passionate, connected relationship I want to be successful in my career and land the promotion We all have goals. We all have things we want that we don’t currently have. But too often, we set goals…

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Two weeks ago, I woke up with the worst hangover – not from drinking too much, but from sharing too much. I had what Brene Brown, acclaimed author and research professor at the University of Houston, calls a vulnerability hangover. “A vulnerability hangover is a gut-wrenching feeling that happens the moment we decide to get…

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Anything worthwhile requires struggle. If success comes easy, there’s a catch. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re taught that pain has a purpose. We believe suffering equals success. We live by a no pain, no gain mentality that says we have to undergo ordeals in…

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I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself to be celebrated and I’m celebrating my life – especially all of the lessons I’ve learned these last 37 years (as well as the ones…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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  Do you remember learning to swim or ride a bike? The terrifying moments of crippling fear where you swore you’d drown or fall off the bike to your peril? How it was only when mom or dad let go of the backseat of the bike – it was only when you let go of…

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