How To Accept A Compliment

Most of us would agree that there’s tremendous value in looking for things to appreciate in other people. This seems natural to us. Have you ever tried to give someone a compliment and it “backfired”? Instead of beaming and walking a little taller, the person shrugged off your well-intended statement with a brusque, “Oh this…
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What We Can All Learn From The Wells Fargo Scandal

It doesn’t usually take me long to write a blog post. I get inspired. I think of what I want to say. I sit my butt down in a chair with a big cup of coffee and I write it out. This one took all day. All. Damn. Day. And really, it’s because I wasn’t…
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Is Resistance Futile?

Admittedly, I’m no Trekkie. I’ve never even watched one minute of a Star Trek movie or television episode. And yet the quote “Resistance is futile” came to my mind this week. If we are being attacked by some parasitic alien force that takes over our bodies and makes us their puppets, then this line is…
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Why We Can Never Stop Dreaming

It was spring of 2008 and I was struggling. I felt suffocated by a job that I had long ago realized wasn’t meant to be my path. The harder I tried to figure out what path I ought to be on, the more frustrated, aggravated and desperate I became. I began actively seeking answers and…
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Why You Should Make Small Talk Everywhere You Go

The humidity hung in the air like a greenhouse. My volume-less hair was sticking to the nape of my neck. Waiting out the rain at a baseball game with over two thousand other baseball fans required that I continually hold my daughter and my back was starting to ache. I had just ran back up…
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