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fighting to forgive

As I sat across the table from her in the crowded restaurant, I could feel it happening. The pressure began sucking the breath from my lungs, and my chest ached. It was as if a funnel cloud had inserted itself between us, destroying everything that had been built over decades.

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three ways to make each moment count

At this point in my life, I have had few encounters with death. Both of my dad’s parents had passed away before I was two. My mom’s dad had died when she was ten. So, I only had one living grandparent, and I’m happy to report (she’s still kicking it in full costume jewelry with her hair all did). When I was sixteen my uncle died, suddenly and unexpectedly of cancer.

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six reasons you should embrace your flaws

Your flaws are yours. They are what make you, you. Imagine a world where everyone is perfect. Wouldn’t that mean that everyone is exactly the same? You are unique because of your imperfections. You are who you are because of your flaws, and that’s something to be proud of.

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four ways to stay close in long-distance relationships

We hear a lot about long distance relationships in the romantic sense. There are dozens of articles and blog posts written about how to find balance, how difficult they can be, and tips and tricks to surviving them, but what if your long distance love isn’t the romantic type? For me, it’s a few of the most important women in my life – my college best friend and my sister.

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three ways to fight the negative feels

I don’t know if it’s my personality, how I process emotions, or the fact that I grew up in a household that tended to focus on the negative, but at times for no reason at all, I will wake up with so many feels and and a total emo view of the world.

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four reasons why it’s important to say no

Why is it so easy and yet so hard to say no? I feel like I have always struggled with saying no to things I really don’t want to do when it comes to people I respect or care about. Although I’ve gotten better at it, I still find myself wrestling with guilt for saying no when someone wanted me to say yes.

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the truth about finding happiness

Often, people allow outside factors to dictate their personal happiness. They look for happiness in their significant other. They look for happiness in their workplace. They look for happiness in their friendships. They look for happiness everywhere, but the one place they should be looking for it; on the inside.

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colin powell: 12 key rules for prospective leaders

In my early thirties I worked at a great company with incredible bosses who gave our entire staff a paid day off and an incredible opportunity: A chance to attend a leadership conference. This was an event for people who were leaders or leaders-in-the-making.

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