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Introverting in the Wild

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and...
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The Abundance of January

The abundance is always there, sometimes you just forget to see it. At various points in my life, I’ve been intentional about looking for things to be grateful for each day. One year it was “Thanks to Thanks”—posting online what I...
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You are the miracle

This quote hit me in two ways: The idea of being enough This is talked about a lot in personal development work. All humans struggle at some level of, “Am I enough?” Striving for perfection, overdrive towards success, changing who we are...
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Why don’t we dance in parking lots? I was sitting in my car the other day, working on my laptop — balancing wanting to be outside with having a project deadline. I had keyed up Spotify to the “Peaceful Piano” playlist (highly recommended) and the thought...
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Where do you feel free?

Lake Cachuma, California “Where do you feel free?” This was the question sent to me on the 4th of July as my daily writing prompt, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It seems fitting that it came while...
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Uncomfortable growth

Have you ever been in that uncomfortable place of growth¿ I’m leaving that upside-down question mark, as I hit the wrong combo of keys as I typed out the sentence and it seems to fit perfectly with how I’m feeling...
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My Friends

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust We were cleaning up at the end of a long three days of coaching training at work....
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Being real

This is a coming out – although not in the usual terms of sexual orientation. It is a coming out that I feel like many of us crave deep within ourselves – a “hey, this is me and I am...
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Getting Rid of Stuff

I’ve come to realize that like any other long-term goal, cutting down on the amount of stuff I have can also be sliced from a large project into manageable pieces. Which is why, every day for the last month or...
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Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas. This day brings up many lovely memories of childhood, and a mix of happy and sad as an adult. My grandpa, my dad’s dad, was Santa Claus. A truly generous and loving patriarch, one who always made sure...
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Leaving room to be surprised

Leaving space for adventure and surprises in life is so important. I’m taking 1.5 weeks off from coaching starting Wednesday and, aside from some volunteer work, I don’t have anything specific planned. I’m reveling in the idea of having open-ended...
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Time to change

It’s the little things that can create a sense of community. Seeing someone you know on the street. Making a new friend while riding public transportation. Randomly ending up on the train with a former coworker and getting to commute...
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I think I can… 2 of 2

Continued from yesterday… As we played more rounds of the game, our motivation grew. We were running out of game credits and as we got more consistent about getting 32-33 of the required 34 points our desire to beat the...
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I think I can… 1 of 2

When you think you can, you can. It was a great time out with my sister and two of her friends at Dave and Buster’s last night. I tell you this to set the stage for our “think you can”...
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The light of love

“…that their hearts be filled with the fire of love, that they live in perfect harmony and kindness like one soul in different bodies. … Behold the candle, how it gives light. It weeps its life away drop by drop...
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Write it out

Journaling can be so healing. I had a few things on my mind tonight that could have shut me down, or kept me spiraling around in my head for a while. Instead I’m comfortably ensconced in a sense of peace...
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Stereotype threat

I went to a great talk tonight by Claude Steele, author of Whistling Viviladi about stereotype threat. He’s done decades of research on the effect that stereotypes can have (often on the subconscious of a person), causing students to score...
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I’m introspective, reflective and taking in inspiration from others. To share a few… (Going over 100 words tonight.) “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to...
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Really seeing you

When you look someone in the eyes, they become a person. I think it’s easier to call the guy who cut you off an asshole, the hateful commenter on that article a complete idiot, or even to walk by that...
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Tonight I went to the ‘One of a Kind’ art show in Chicago, which is 600+ creative geniuses together selling their one-of-a-kind pieces. Admittedly, I got caught up in my head at first about money – feeling like I was...
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