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In Others’ Words: True Success

In Others’ Words: True Success

There are many definitions of success, but this one by Dr. Kelly Flanagan tops my list: “… success is what happens when you make your true self your lived self.” We can accomplish so many things — academically, professionally, personally — but unless we are being true to ourselves, all our victories ring hollow. We can allow someone to place a ribbon around our neck o... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Be a Wise Guy

In Others’ Words: Be a Wise Guy

Go ahead, be a wise guy. Sometimes we discredit ourselves. We discount how much we know. Downplay our hard-earned experience. Overlook how we’ve matured. Let’s face it, you can’t go through life without learning a few things, right? And who knows you better than you do? Have you ever participated in one of those “Write a letter to your younger self” exercises? That... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Ruins of Insecurity

In Others’ Words: The Ruins of Insecurity

Insecurity had it’s way with me for too many years.  I wouldn’t say it ruined my beauty … because I didn’t think I was beautiful, inside or out. And that belief … that lie … was the surest sign of insecurity’s hold on my life. We all struggle with self-doubt to some degree. Some of us seem able to withstand it’s stranglehold, while others of us are b... Read More »