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Why It’s Important to Tell Even Your Darkest Story
Mike McHargue
By Mike McHargue
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My parents got divorced a few years ago, and that event sent fractures through the foundation of my life. When my parents’ marriage failed, I doubted my own capacity to be a father and a husband.  I went on a journey through the Bible to look for answers that ended in atheism. After a while, I […]

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Why Failure Is A Necessary Part of Making Progress
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt
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Optimist: someone who figures that a step backward after a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a CHA-CHA. —Robert Brault We all know how it feels to be making progress toward something that really matters to us—overcoming an addiction, improving our relationships, losing weight, etc—and then suddenly find ourselves moving backward. You […]

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Something To Remember When Social Media Makes You Feel Bad About Yourself
Al Andrews
By Al Andrews
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I’m not what you would call a social media pro. I am to all things social media what a flip phone is to an iPhone. While I do have a Facebook account, I rarely look at it. My colleagues at my office check it and tell me if there is something I need to know. […]