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Are You a Good Tease?
Are You a Good Tease?

If someone teases you and you are hurt by it who is at fault? Is it your fault for “not being able to laugh at yourself” or for “always taking things too seriously”? Or is it the fault of the teaser? Have they tried to be funny and only succeeded in being mean.  Is saying […]

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Bullying: Silence Kills
Bullying: Silence Kills

  I turned on CNN this morning and there was more news of bullying and suicide and it broke my heart. Bullying sometimes gets passed off as just a part of growing up. But for many young people, they won’t get the chance to grow up. For them, bullying cost them everything.  I know how they […]

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What I Mean to Say Is…
What I Mean to Say Is…

Words are powerful. They start can start a revolution, they can start a family, they can change a nation, they can end a war.  We decorate our walls with words, some of us tattoo them on to our bodies.  In the moment it can be hard to find just the right words which might also […]

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Brides: What’s in a Name?
Brides: What’s in a Name?

There’s quite a conversation happening on the “She Won’t Change her Last Name” article.  Passions run high on both sides, and it’s easy to see why.  There is always a long and emotional journey when it comes to naming a baby.  Why should it be any different when naming an adult? I am pro-name changing […]

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Telling Our Own Stories
Telling Our Own Stories

I am still trying to decide if identity is a solid, sure thing or if it changes. Do we become different versions of ourselves over time, or does time give us the wisdom to accept who we were all along? Are the new versions simply deeper levels of self acceptance? I was reading a friend’s […]

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The Power of Words
The Power of Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can wound forever. I went from a gregarious child to a silent teenager, and I never told anyone was what going on. This is the story that saved my life.

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Don’t Skip Your High School Reunion
Don’t Skip Your High School Reunion

I was a little surprised to see a headline on CNN this morning that was in favor of High School reunions. I could feel my stomach curdle just thinking about it.  Why would anyone subject themselves to high school again, even just for a night?  Surely the only people who actually go to those things […]

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In Search of a Beautiful Woman
In Search of a Beautiful Woman

Standing about five foot six in her shoes, Danielle always felt too tall to be beautiful. Growing up in China she was told a beautiful woman is polite, delicate and unassuming. Not tall. I’m five foot nine and grew up in England. When I heard Danielle’s story I had to smile. Runway models are often […]

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What Would You Like To Do Today?
What Would You Like To Do Today?

A recent issue of O, The Oprah Magazine featured a quiz that used a pie chart to plot how you spend your day.  The quiz was in two parts. Part one plotted what you actually do now and part two was a list of things you love doing. The last part of the task involved […]

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Discovering the Joy in Your Life
Discovering the Joy in Your Life

People talk a lot about happiness in the future tense. How many times have you heard friends say, “If I could just find the right guy, I’d be so happy?” But happiness is not a circumstance to wait for. Happiness is being satisfied with who you are, where you are, and where you’re going. It’s […]

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