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Social Media, ‘Branding’ & Self-Love

Social Media, ‘Branding’ & Self-Love

karsten-winegeart I'm reminded -- whenever I check-out what savvy and talented people are doing with their websites -- of what a slacker I am. When it comes to using social media to promote my own brand, words like 'non-existent', 'vague' and 'unfocused' come to mind....

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What I’ve Learned During the Pandemic

What I’ve Learned During the Pandemic

I’ve been doing some emotional closet-cleaning lately. Turns out, there’s more outdated, scratchy, ill-fitting stuff in there than I realized. ( A high- quality Meditation online was helpful, revealing what I want and need to let go of.) Without a reason not to, I’ve...

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Welcome Home: finding Family without one

Welcome Home: finding Family without one

The weather’s colder. “It’s the Holiday Season!” messaging infiltrates my media searches, daily travels, and streaming. Never mind that we’re as far away from any kind of normalcy as we can be. The pandemic lurks over us all like the Grinch. Still, just like every...

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Starting Over in Life

Starting Over in Life

Whenever I tune into foreign news channels like the BBC and NHK, it seems like the entire world is watching our political drama play out here in the U.S. It must look crazy-comical to others, but it feels pretty serious in my circle. When votes were first being...

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Getting-past Being “Ghosted”

Getting-past Being “Ghosted”

Needing escape – and the tiny sense of forward motion that hopping on the freeway always gives me – I headed to a bookstore. Heading towards the Fiction isle, two twenty-somethings were already there, in deep discussion. Not about books, but job searches. One guy was...

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Avoiding the “Status” Trap

Avoiding the “Status” Trap

A few years back I downloaded a language app in order to keep my French-speaking skills in passable condition. Over time, the app has added upgrades that definitely improve learning. But some ‘improvements’ are triggering my inner self-critic:  “Am I working hard...

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Celebrating the Single Life

Celebrating the Single Life

So last night I watched "The Way I See It”. That's the title of Pete Souza’s - Official Photojournalist for the Barack Obama presidency - documentary. Amazing images & heart-aching memories for a lot of us here in the States. Pete shared a random detail about the...

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