4. learning when to listen

There is a space in which we create for ourselves an emotionless void, where nothing feels Simple OR Good. You’ll know it when you find yourself paralyzed at the keyboard with nothing to say, when all you’ve wanted to do all day is sit down and have this moment to speak. Pretty soon, the phone…

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cutting out what holds you back

There’s a large green hedge that sits at the corner of our office entrance. Over the winter months, it grows a little unruly: some branches sticking out further than others; its tiny, prickly leaves poking any stray arm that crosses its path. On a clear day, you’d pay no mind. But on a rainy day,…

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enter cloudland : nurturing your wild woman

As I pondered this transition into my new Wild Woman, I could sense that something was still missing. I was walking the walk, but could I talk the talk? ….Or was it vice versa? I knew that I was going to have to get away. What I wanted was something private and secluded, where I…

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who do you want to be?

For me, it’s Jenna Kutcher. Or some pseudo-version of her mixed with Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed. With a dash of Frida Kahlo, maybe, or Flannery O’Connor. Back when I was 6, I thought I could grow up to be Belle from Beauty & The Beast. When I was 13, I took a magazine-sized poster…

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