I recently finished listening to the audiobook of Rising Strong by Brené Brown. Overall, I really liked it. But it wasn’t always easy to listen to, so it took me a couple of months to get through it. The big takeaway I got from this book is that the process of shaping ourselves into the people

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It’s January. The time of year where everywhere you turn, people are talking about setting goals for the new year. There’s so much enthusiasm. So many systems and planners to choose from. Now, I’m not much of a long-term goal setter. I have a task app for tracking my daily to-do list. A couple of other

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Happy New Year! I hope 2022 brings you joy, laughter, and prosperity. This first of January, I’m going to be extra careful around sharp objects to avoid the bloody start I had to 2021. As this new year starts, I’ve decided to try future casting. This means I’m going to write a list of my successes and

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It’s that time of year again. Here’s the holiday tree at the nearby reservoir. Unfortunately, the tree that’s usually decorated closer to where I live hasn’t been decorated this year.Photo copyright 2021 by Vanessa KierPhoto copyright 2021 by Vanessa Kier

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