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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

An Open Letter to Extroverts: What the Introverts in Your Life Want You to Know

I’m not an extrovert, but I play one in real life. Most people would probably be shocked to discover than I am a true introvert – that  social situations and crowds exhaust me and I seek balance by being alone. After all, I have chosen to be a teacher. I am outspoken in meetings and notContinue reading “An Open Letter to Extroverts: What the Introverts in Your Life Want You to Know”

The Masks We Wear

I read this response to Robin Williams’ death this morning and it struck a nerve. The author, also in the comedy business, discloses the dark underbelly that is often present beneath the laughs. He describes how childhood trauma or a sense of unworthiness leads to the development of an alter ago – a front manContinue reading “The Masks We Wear”

Edit Your Personal Narrative

Did you ever have one of your English papers passed back filled with red marks; edits and deletions shaping your original script into something more cohesive and descriptive? If you’re at all like me, you first reacted with a bit of defensiveness tinged with embarrassment – “I thought the paper was good.” But then, uponContinue reading “Edit Your Personal Narrative”

You’re Not Special

You’re not special. That realization was the  hardest pill for me to swallow post-divorce. I would read or listen about the depths of pain others experienced through divorce and silently believe that my pain had to be different. Special. And I had plenty of evidence to back up my belief. After all, how many 16Continue reading “You’re Not Special”

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