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In Veracity.

In Dissidence.

In Liberation.

We rise.

There are some things no one can protect you from. You must learn to overcome them before you can move forward.

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One of the most frustrating parts of being a kid is that you look to adults to protect you. You glorify them for their strength, wisdom, and experience. You trust that they will be there to protect you from harm. Sometimes they are. Sometimes they aren’t. Over time, you learn that some of the things you think you need them to save you from, are actually things you’ll need to learn to face.

At the time of childhood, you don’t have the benefit of hindsight. So you go through the world dealing with bullies, debilitating feelings of not being good enough, and unmanageable emotions mostly alone. …

As a kid, fighting with my siblings almost seemed like a right of passage. I’ve grown now and learned to value the relationships with my younger siblings, but I don’t always get it right.

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Most week nights I get home and I’m probably exhausted from work. I’d generally like nothing more than to crawl into bed and hide from the world. But I know that there is other work that I have to do — family work. To be fair, it’s not work in a demanding sense and it’s far more rewarding. Yet, it is something that five years ago would have been unimaginable.

  1. Show, don’t tell

Your words have power but your actions determine the extent of the power. …


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I help people identify their life’s work and improve their work life. HR Innovation Specialist. Career Coach. Founder of

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