A Balancing Act

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  “How are you going to balance it all?” she asked. The question was born out of nothing other than innocent curiosity. I didn’t know the woman well. She couldn’t have known that this was the question that was causing me to lose sleep – the question that tumbled around in my mind like laundry taking too ...

Do You Know You’re Smart?

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“I’m not smart,” she said, her eyes wide with pain. I never get used to the heartbreaking words I often hear from the little brown couch in my counseling office. Labels can be difficult to peel off once they stick. We wear beliefs about ourselves like tattoos – messages about who we are that have become ...

Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Happy New Year! It’s no secret that the month of January inspires future-oriented conversations. For some of us, this means making a list of goals and resolutions that may or may not include an action plan for accomplishing each one. Others prefer to choose a word for the year such as “grace” or “hope” and reflect ...

Hats

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We all wear a lot of hats – roles that we play, jobs that we hold, and relationships that we are a part of. Some hats feel more glamorous than others. We prefer wearing certain hats to other hats. Maybe we enjoy the hat or perhaps we like the way we feel about ourselves when ...