The Pause Between

“When God closes one door, He opens another.” It’s 5 a.m. I’m wide awake, though I don’t need to be. For the first time in almost 30 years, I don’t have a job.  Last month, my employer announced it would be making reductions in the workforce, and I knew, in the mental intersection of intuition […]

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Notes to My Younger Self

“If I’d known then what I know now…” Almost everyone The month of January was named for the ancient Roman god, Janus. Depicted with two faces – one looking forward and one looking behind – Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. Perfect choice. During this month, we all become a little like Janus […]

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What Color Are Your Glasses?

Once upon a time, there was a girl who prided herself on being prepared for every possible lousy outcome. She anticipated every pitfall, mentally conjuring every worst-case scenario. Having a vivid imagination and a pessimistic outlook, she positively excelled in the negative. This girl thought optimists were suckers because they’re so often disappointed. Since she […]

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