Category: Writings

Recently I was in a restaurant with some friends and I mentioned that I’m an introvert. They were very surprised and attempted to disagree with me: “But you’re so friendly!” they argued, “and not at all shy!” As evidence, they …

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I once heard Oprah talk about how she deals with being a successful black business woman in a white man’s world. She said she often walks into a meeting to find she is not just the only woman, she is …

Who will you walk with? Read More »

Have you ever found yourself doing something that you felt was totally out of character? Perhaps you got into an argument and suddenly physically attacked someone, much to your surprise. Or you felt a surge of an intense emotion such …

Encountering the shadow in our personality Read More »

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Have you ever watched someone (or even your cat or dog) sleep, and noticed their eyes darting back and forth under their closed eyelids? This is called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, the part of …

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I always thought my favorite hero’s journey was Frodo’s in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, which was the story I intended to write. But as I started writing about Frodo, I began to think about his uncle Bilbo Baggins …

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In a sense, I think we are all a bit like Voldemort. We split our souls—unconsciously, by not accepting all parts of ourselves—then conceal these “soul pieces” and continue to live our lives with the discarded fragments scattered messily about.

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