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Becoming Badass Pollyanna

Becoming Badass Pollyanna

There are hard things in the world. I see them. I hear them. My heart breaks open. My rage spills out and colors the air around me blue.

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Discovering Beauty in the Ordinary

Discovering Beauty in the Ordinary

Yesterday morning I was fixing breakfast when I happened to look over to the glass doors that lead out to my back deck. And wow. My head snapped up and I was captivated by the glory of the sky over my neighbor's house. Deep reds and oranges and purples. There is...

Thickening My Stories

Thickening My Stories

Some years ago I worked with Dr. Lani Peterson, a storyteller and psychologist I met through the Healing Story Alliance.  Dr. Peterson created a program called Story XChange. One of the key premises of that program is a concept she calls “thin stories.” These are the...

Reclaiming Self Care

Reclaiming Self Care

Self care is giving the world the best of you instead of what’s left of you. - Katie Reed I love how Katie Reed frames self care. For those of us focused on making the world a better place, a world that works for everyone, self care can feel like an indulgence. Being...

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