How flying with an infant restored my faith in humanity

June 17, 2015
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Normally when traveling by plane, I am the type of person who doesn’t want to talk to anyone. I stare straight ahead, and as soon as I get in my seat, I put in my headphones or open up my book. I am polite and kind to the people I encounter along the way, but […]

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My evolving relationship with commitment

February 25, 2015
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I have been at my current job over three years. That is the longest job I’ve ever had. I’ve also lived in my apartment more than three years. As an adult, this is the longest home I’ve ever lived in. I’m also married. The longest relationship I’ve ever had. You could say I have a […]

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What a wooden dresser taught me about surrender

January 28, 2015

A couple of weeks ago my husband Jeff and I assembled a new piece of furniture. A beautiful wooden dresser for our bedroom. And we managed to put it together without any (major) arguments. There was one minor snafu however. As we were putting the different pieces together, we realized we had forgotten to include […]

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What if (what you thought) was a weakness was in fact your greatest strength?

December 8, 2014

I have always considered myself a shy person. Kind of an introvert. Of course, I can also be outgoing, social, and enjoy being around others. I’ve performed on stage in front of hundreds of people, have done public speaking on occasion, and can put myself out there when I need to. But my nature is […]

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What I’m learning in voice lessons (besides how to sing)

November 3, 2014

I recently started taking voice lessons again. I missed singing on a regular basis, and wanted to bring some creativity back into my life. My voice teacher is classically trained, and has a specific teaching style, very heavy on technique. I was skeptical of this method at first as it can be a bit tedious, […]

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Why becoming fearless is a myth (and can hold you back from following your dreams)

October 16, 2014

I once read an interview with Oprah Winfrey where she said she rarely got nervous during her daily talk show, remembering only three times she felt nervous– interviewing her personal heroes Diana Ross, Nelson Mendela, and Sidney Poitier. Only three times?? All those years of being on national television, interviewing all sorts of celebrities, dignitaries, […]

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When snoring is a good thing

October 2, 2014

I subscribe to a lot of blogs. Business blogs. Self help blogs. Health blogs. They are wonderful and inspirational, and have made such an amazing difference in my life. I also try to read as much as I can, watch inspiring and educational videos, surround myself with aspirational messages and media. But the other day […]

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What if we were all vampires?

September 18, 2014

You always hear the adage that life is short. That it is important to seize the moment and follow your dreams because we only have a limited time on this precious earth. I like this sentiment because it is true, and it can inspire us to break through the fear and get us moving towards […]

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Why I’m learning to fall in love with myself

August 21, 2014

I was looking in the mirror, staring into my eyes. I love myself, I said quietly. I tried it again. I love myself. One more time. I love myself. Ugh. It wasn’t working. I felt ridiculous. Like what I was saying wasn’t true. I was trying out a new experiment, and so far it wasn’t […]

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How to resist the power of resistance

August 7, 2014

Last week I sat down to write this blog post. Then I remembered I was hungry, so got up to get a snack. Then I decided it was more important to organize my closet. Then I realized I wanted to watch that reality TV show, just a quick one. Then I got tired and figured […]

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