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Ilove Love. I love writing about it.  I love talking about it. I love reading about it. I love songs about it. I love being...
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6 Ways to Worry Less & Live More

A few days ago, I found myself thinking about the younger me. The younger me whose cares were few and her bouts of troubles...
living in my purpose

How I Found Out That Purpose Has My Back

My back had been hurting for a couple of days and I couldn’t quite figure out why. And, I’m not talking about a little achy...
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“I’m Doing Fine”: 5 Things To Remember When You Really Aren’t

As a therapist who counsels people with mental health disorders and addiction issues, I have come to the conclusion that the most over-utilized word...
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Why My New Mantra is: “Forward Ever, Backwards Never”

"Elephant thinking” is a business concept that illustrates the conditioning of the human mind to remain stagnant and content in undesirable circumstances. In various versions...
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Just Be

Today I went to a therapist. It was the scariest thing ever. I had done it once before in college. At the time, I did...
how to accept change

Why Hitting “Rock Bottom” Isn’t Always Bad

On one lovely summer day, I was brought into a conference room, and told I was being let go from my job. So were dozens...
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How Shonda Rhimes Changed My Life

For the majority of my adult life, I’ve been consumed by fear. Fear of being judged. Fear of being ridiculed. Making mistakes. That somehow someone...

Our Purpose, Our Plan


4 Things I Learned After 30 Job Interviews

Securing a job is never a foregone conclusion. When I moved from suburban Pennsylvania to New York City in early 2015, I was confident my...