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Vulnerability

I could go on and on about this topic since I am reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. If you have not read this, stop what you are doing, and order it! This book hits the nail on the head! Being vulnerable is terrifying. It feels like you are standing in front of your worst… Continue reading Vulnerability

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Be Gentle

I am not going to lie, Grad School is really tough. I can honestly say that I was not prepared for the workload, emotional challenges, and overwhelming knowledge I have been accumulating. However, I keep reminding myself to be gentle with myself. I am a very "all or nothing" kind of person. So, when it… Continue reading Be Gentle

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Awareness

Becoming more aware of yourself is tricky business. As I pursue my master's in counseling, I can't help but reflect what I am learning on myself. Part of the program is this sense of personal development and growth, but with growth comes pain sometimes. Learning to understand deeper feelings and meanings behind the words people… Continue reading Awareness

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Break it up

Have you ever been faced with an overwhelmingly big task? So big that you had no idea how to get it done? I have dealt with this many times and have found that the only way to tackle it is to break it up.  Prioritizing and creating more manageable sized tasks is crucial to your… Continue reading Break it up

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Independent

I have always been pretty independent. While I am not an only child, I could entertain myself for hours growing up. I am also strong-willed. I am someone who will not take no for an answer if it is something I really want and will work to achieve the things in life that I desperately… Continue reading Independent

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You know what to do

We like to tell ourselves that we don't know what to do. We get so caught up in the anxiety of actually making a decision that we convince ourselves that we have no idea how to proceed. However, we always know what to do. Think about a moment of crisis. Think about a time when… Continue reading You know what to do