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Clear is Kind

Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.Feeding people half-truths or bullshit to make them feel better (which is almost always about making ourselves feel more comfortable) is unkind.Not getting clear with a colleague about your expectations because it feels too hard, yet holding them accountable or blaming them for not delivering is unkind.Talking about people rather than to them is… Continue reading Clear is Kind

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Thirty Days of Gratitude -#11 – New Beginnings

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end" ~ Closing Time - Semisonic Last week I took a quick trip across the country to attend my new fellowship orientation and to walk through the townhouse we will be living in for the next two years. Surprisingly, it was exciting and invigorating. I always fear… Continue reading Thirty Days of Gratitude -#11 – New Beginnings

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Thirty Days of Gratitude – #12 – Writing

Yes, I do plan to finish my gratitude project, which I started back in April. The last few weeks have been increasingly stressful with my exam, the passing of my mother-in-law, and now waiting for the results of my exam. The results come out today. To say I'm nervous is a serious understatement. Today, though,… Continue reading Thirty Days of Gratitude – #12 – Writing

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Another Letter, Likely Never to Send

I cannot begin to express the difficult emotions that I have endured over the past few months since you disclosed the results of my waiver of training application. However, I am going to try, because I believe in honesty, openness, and human connection. I also feel that this is what I need to to in… Continue reading Another Letter, Likely Never to Send