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Do you have an ideal self?

I am never exactly as I wish to be. My ideal self would have a different outfit on. I would be freshly showered and my hair would look great. I would be stylish. Fun. Light. Happy. I would be clear … Continue reading

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Life is Like a Box of Crayons

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the eight-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got … Continue reading

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Come As You Are

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems … Continue reading

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Destruction, Self-Sabotage, and the Dance of New Life

“Would that it take something less than fierce grace to break us open” – Elizabeth Lesser I’ve been thinking about the slippery concept of destruction lately and how it relates to the human experience. The word destruction typically has only negative … Continue reading

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Connection, Vulnerability, and Finding Your Voice

“I couldn’t hear the music, I couldn’t remember how to play my own song.”  ~ Anne Lamott I’m still digging it up, still brushing it off, but there’s something here. Something is just below the surface, and I’m wiggling it … Continue reading

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The Fog

We woke up this Saturday to a thick blanket of coastal fog. Looking out our dining room window we could only see faint outlines of the trees and buildings right outside our apartment. A short while later I went out … Continue reading

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Trying to Be Perfect

“Nothing important, or meaningful, or beautiful, or interesting, or great, ever came out of imitations. What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen from Being … Continue reading

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When Someone Doesn’t “Get” You

It is a terrible feeling to feel misunderstood by someone. I am not referring to being misunderstood on a particular issue but rather the more fundamental kind of misunderstood, when someone does not “get” you.  It is the type of disconnect … Continue reading

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Your Self Esteem; Why those little dings really are a big deal

What do I mean by “little dings”? I mean those seemingly small decisions you make in the course of a day or evening that go against what you know to be the right thing to do. The more you know … Continue reading

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