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If You Turn Down Your Noise, You Might Finally Hear The Truth
Mike Foster
By Mike Foster
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I like to sleep with the radio on. But not because I listen to it. It’s the noise I need. That constant hum of static, chatting and breaking news helps me block out everything else. It keeps me from thinking about actually needing to fall asleep.

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Two Types Of Pain You’re Going To Experience
Scott McClellan
By Scott McClellan
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Avoiding pain was my default mode for a decade or two. I avoided pain like it was my job. I steered clear of situations and relationships that might’ve been painful, and I tried to keep my emotional investment at a minimum. Obviously, this was a disaster.

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You Don’t Need More Talent Or Time
Glennon Doyle Melton
By Glennon Doyle Melton
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Dear Glennon, I want to write, but I feel like I’m not special enough. Also, I have no talent or time. Still, I feel this yearning… YOU! YES! You are the one! Please write. The most important quality in a writer is her certainty that she is not special. We do not need more artists […]

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What To Say When Everything Is Not “Fine”
Al Andrews
By Al Andrews
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She came up to me while I was in line at the bakery. I hadn’t seen her for years. “Hi Al!” she said. “Is life treating you great?” The way she asked it, there was only one acceptable answer. I wish you could have seen the contortions my mind was going through in the several seconds between her question and my answer. I knew there were a couple of options for my response.