100

A lot has happened in the last 3 and a half years. And all of that has brought me here: to my 100th post.

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An Open Letter to My Husband

Happy Thanksgiving darling, Two days ago, we celebrated a year of marriage. Whether due to the new normal or wedded bliss, it has flown by. I’d planned on writing you this letter for months but, uncharacteristically, I’m having a hard time knowing what to say. Even the most poetic words fall short in expressing how […]

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The Case for Being Direct // the How

During my last year of teaching, I had the privilege to teach a few upperclassmen a Communications class. Among other things, I took the opportunity to teach them from the book Crucial Conversations (which I beyond-highly recommend to every single human). Essentially, it walks the reader through practical ways to handle high-stakes and high-emotion conversations. I sure wish I learned those points when I was 16! Many of these practical points are adapted from these fantastic book.

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The Case for Being Direct // the Why

A few years ago, I was on a walk with a good friend. We shared our current happenings, and she related a recent strain in one of her closest friendships. 

“She just never listens to me,” she explained. “I’m always there for her, but I feel like she dips out whenever I need her to be there for me. And it’s been like this for awhile. I don’t want to lose her as a friend, but I don’t know,” she sighed. 

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