Being Beautiful

Being Beautiful

Many people shy away from compliments because they feel in some way that they are unworthy of such praise.

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The “Unlike” and The Ego

The “Unlike” and The Ego

I will be honest… my ego often gets quite bruised (aka butt-hurt) whenever I notice that someone has “unliked” me on social media.  It is in those moments, when I choose to think, “{sigh} Someone does not like me.” It is also in those moments when I receive the greatest gift.

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“Give Us Free!”

“Give Us Free!”

A recent update in my Facebook News Feed made me think of one of my favorite  movies, Amistad, where Cinque, one of the main characters, stands during trial (which was defining his status as either stolen goods [kidnapped; has a right to freedom] or property [receives no rights]), and proclaims, “Give us free!” It is a poignant moment in the film where one life is simply asking to be set free.

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When Cords Must Be Cut

When Cords Must Be Cut

For years, I chased money. Not the essence of money, but the physical representation of what millions believe money to be.

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