Full circle

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What if celebrating love were entirely about the giving, rather than the receiving? What if the whole point of a day dedicated to l’amour was to tell as many people as possible that youlove them?

What if none of them said they loved you back, and it didn’t matter? If the giving – which doesn’t in fact diminish your own personal supply of love within you no matter how much you lay out – was all that mattered? Read More


The rest is history

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It’s been a minute since I was in college. Ok, maybe a couple of minutes. Yet still, I find myself at the end of December and early January with a “winter break” mentality. Like most of us, I assume I’ll have a few weeks of “downtime” when work slows down and life will give me a bit of space to dial things down a notch.

Except you and me both know what happens with that space. You know because you do it, too. Read More


Many thanks

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You probably know you have things to be thankful for, but if you’ve got big plans for your life, it can be hard to stay focused on them. You know you have people in you’re life you’re thankful for, but when they nag you about the things you’re stressed about, it’s hard to remember you love them.

If you’re an ambitious person, striving for your next step is how you stay alive. Avoiding people who drag you down helps keep your mind right (except for that sometimes, when they know you well, they’re just shining a mirror to your beautifully imperfect self…darnit).

So, it is possible to be grateful and ambitious? To love people, and to keep them only as close as you need them to? To receive the lessons you need with an open heart, while protecting your self-worth at the same time?

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