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Don’t Grovel

Here’s some unsolicited advice for you: Don’t grovel. You’re better than that. Groveling is not the story you want to tell about yourself. Wondering if you’re groveling or on the verge of groveling? Take note of your thought stream. Are you actively or mentally preparing yourself to practically beg people to like you, listen to […]

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We’re All Going to Die. However…

…that’s the only “bad news,” if you must categorize it as such. The “good news” is that, if you’re reading this, you’re still breathing and possess the opportunity to choose how you’d like the world to be better off because you lived. I recently completed this choosing exercise after devouring this popular book in less […]

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My Favorite Female Writers

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and Radical Compassion Toni Morrison, author of Beloved […]

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Ending Rape Culture Is a Long-Term Game

Did you catch the news this week? The plea deal for Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Walter Anderson is another egregious example of how our country continues to enable rape culture through its leniency on those convicted of this type of violence against women, especially if they are young white men of privilege. Despite decades of education about […]