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As I reflect on the past few weeks of this new job, I am left with an unbelievably grateful heart. My four years in consulting was a huge challenge for me; I wasn’t allowed to grow in the areas that I desperately wanted to grow in, and I found myself at the complete mercy of […]

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Our first monthly theme is fighting fear of failure, and oh how fitting it is. Jobs have been quit. Investments have been made. *See me inserting all life’s eggs in one ALV-shaped basket.* The scared/excited scale shifts by the day, by the minute. But there have been a few critical moments where I have had […]

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The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.  They are the deepest and often the most painful.  The reason is because we do not understand them, and as humans, we crave to understand.  We crave to understand our own lives and the world around us… and when we don’t… we suffer from an […]

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As we just celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, I feel it necessary to share some insight on my favorite national park, Yosemite. Yes, you can just drive into the valley, marvel at the granite towering above you in all directions, and have your fill. Or, you can go a little deeper, embrace your inner John […]

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Back when I was in college and deciding on my profession, I thought management consulting was a perfect fit.  I thought I might enjoy it enough to be a lifer, but even if I didn’t, I thought it would jumpstart my career into whatever profession I may one day want.  All I had to do […]

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I feel compelled to share a bit of my knowledge regarding solo female travel. Despite our modern times many women are still intimidated by the idea of traveling alone. Anything new in life is intimidating, regardless of gender, but nothing has empowered me more than traveling alone. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe […]

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Have you ever been surrounded by people, and yet felt completely alone? Have you ever been completely alone, and yet not felt at all lonely? The truth is, loneliness has very little to do with how many people are around us. Instead, it has a lot more to do with how many people we feel […]

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The fear of change is something we can all relate to.  The unknown: What is to come?  How can I be sure of this?  Is this the right path?   These are common thoughts that stem from our fears.  “It will all work out”, “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be”, “There’s a […]

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Life is like a tree.  Everyone starts out on the same path, rising together as one tree trunk.  Doing all the “right” things.  You go through each grade together.  Then high school.  Then college.  Then get a job.  That’s when life starts to branch out.  Most people still continue with a similar but different path […]

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Today is my birthday. My feelings and emotions swirl around me like the ocean during a storm. It has been a big year! This time last year, I was engaged to the love of life. Today, I am married to him. So yes, there was a wedding, and all of the amazing parties surrounding it. […]

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