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Prison Bars and Walls of Glass

Finding hope within a limited scope.

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Black Holes – Busyness and Perfection

Perfection For most - if not all - of my life, I've been a perfectionist. And there have been times when that's come in handy. Like in coding, learning (but not performing on) the piano, and working at a medical imaging facility. However, my perfectionism has also led me to waste much of my time on …

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Truth is Like a Sharp, Solid, Steady Rock It does not move. It is not swayed by internal impulses. It sometimes scathes and sharpens those who rub against it. It stands its ground, seemingly without concern of being an obstacle or inconveniencing others. Others' perceptions of the rock mean nothing to it. It is a …

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Feeling Dizzy?

Why is it that I always learn more poorly when preoccupied with the awareness of overarching, long-term, daunting, seemingly unreachable goals? Why does this awareness impair my ability to retain information and learn efficiently in the short term? It's as if I'm climbing a mountain or a steep cliff. Looking up at the top - …

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Control and Blame

Recently, a friend of mine was very good to remind me that several matters about which I was concerned were/are beyond my control, an observation for which I am grateful. I've been realizing lately just how many of my fears center around matters I can't control. If this is the case, then why do I …

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A Little Encouragement For Your Monday

Some questions to soothe the anxiety commonly induced by Monday madness and melancholy.

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Hello, 2018!

I am so excited about this year!! Mostly, because a new year is symbolic to me of new beginnings. And 2017 wasn't exactly the easiest year ever.

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Stuck in the Torture Chamber

Toxic workplace? Daily grind getting you down? This is just for you. ❤

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There Is Always A “Why”

People don't generally wake up and say "I'm going to be a jerk today".

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Indifferent

There is something that can be learned from everyone.