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Impostor Syndrome

“Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".” - Wikipedia I started reading Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg this week. At first I was a little… Continue reading Impostor Syndrome

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Healthy

I have a problem. Like many American women, I spend much of my days thinking about how I wish I were thinner and prettier. I agonize over a 0.2 weight gain. I enjoy beer and wine regularly and enjoy good food. However, I spend everyday counting calories, cramming work outs in and trying to drink… Continue reading Healthy

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Celebrate the small wins

Everyday we have small wins. However, everyday we overlook these wins. We do not give them the celebration and admiration they deserve. All too often we find ourselves caught up in the need for big success. We want to make mountains move everyday. The reality, however, is that we will not do this everyday. You… Continue reading Celebrate the small wins

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To a man I didn’t know

To a man I didn’t know, thank you. Thank you for blessing me with your incredible son. Thank you for raising him to be strong and smart. Thank you for leading your son by example. Thank you for loving him unconditionally. To a man I didn’t know, I am sorry. I am sorry that I… Continue reading To a man I didn’t know

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Natural Born Leader

I have been told that I am a natural leader. It always surprises me to hear this though, because I do not see myself that way. I see myself as independent and outspoken, but not as a leader. I think I shy away from referring to myself as a leader because I have experienced many… Continue reading Natural Born Leader