The Confidant

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Picking Wallflowers

Once upon a time, I didn’t have any friends. As a little girl who was painfully shy and painfully smart-mouthed (a losing combination), I clammed up or said awkward things…

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The Strength She Gave Me

One of my first memories is having my head cracked open by a toddler wielding an Etch-A-Sketch. As soon as I felt the blood running down my forehead, I began…

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Stand, Heal, Roar

Unfortunately, abuse happens. Physical, emotional, mental, sexual. It happens. Regardless of the cause, there is always an effect. Sometimes it’s immediate, but every so often abuse can be suppressed until…

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Be Your Change

Last week I was at a social function for an organization and through a series of events found myself quickly going from surface to deep conversation with a complete stranger….

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Hospital Hospitality

I grew up in hospitals. My dad worked in the Emergency Room and my grandpa, who we cared for, was a “frequent flier” in the ICU due to all kinds…

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Bravery In Letting Go

The bravest thing one can do is to let go of what isn’t meant for them. Physically, mentally and spiritually. This act requires bravery because we’re inclined to stay safe…

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The Meaning Of A Mentor

There are two types of people in the world: those who use guidebooks when they travel, and those who don’t. I’m firmly in the guidebook camp – I want to…

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Two Words That Can Change A Life

Thank you. It doesn’t really matter how they’re delivered – it just matters that they are. In our rush to get to the next thing, don’t forget to express your…

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Old Relationships, New City

The often quoted “make new friends but keep the old” adage has proven a fundamental pillar in the unwritten rulebook of relationships. Though certainly easy to preach, the intentional practice…