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How to Tackle (and Thrive) through Conflict

How to Tackle (and Thrive) through Conflict

Conflict is inevitable. It crops up when we least expect it and certainly when we least need it. Then again, who would ever need conflict? Well, A STORY does. Conflict is an essential story element. Without it, there’s no inciting incident or catalyst for...
Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You

Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You

I was walking the dog when I noticed it. I do my best thinking while walking and I often “see” things at the time (though, admittedly,¬†things are not always as they seem). This time I saw a tree unlike the others. It’s winter here in Connecticut and...
Feeling Bad? Good!

Feeling Bad? Good!

I have a confession to make. I’ve been wallowing. Such an interesting verb, isn’t it? To wallow. I wallow. He/she/it wallows. We wallow. To wallow is to indulge in something (ie. wallowing in luxury). Who wouldn’t want to do that? But what if...
Why You Need to Set Boundaries

Why You Need to Set Boundaries

This is for all of you who have a hard time saying that word. The one you want to say but find you can’t. The word that’s supposed to be a complete sentence in and of itself but so often is difficult to utter. “No.” We’re told that...