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“Don’t be scared of what should be scared of you.” My maternal grandfather first told me this when I encountered a large garden spider while I accompanied him on his farming chores. I was probably nine or ten years old … Continue reading

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Winning At All Costs

Scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning, An old Vladimir Putin meme showed up. My body involuntarily shivered at the sight. My understanding of the biographies I’ve read about Putin, is that he is a ruthless man who will stop … Continue reading

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There is a fine line that separates assertiveness from bossiness. We think of assertiveness as a positive, helpful type of behavior that exudes a person’s confidence. Bossiness is an abrasive mode of behavior that is characterized by domination and ordering … Continue reading

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