The antagonist, the bear poker, the trouble maker…the advocate?

Do these words all the mean the same thing to you? Can someone be an advocate and an antagonist at the same time? I find myself asking these questions as of late. You see, I am someone who cannot sit aside when something happens that goes against my core values and principles. Ironic for someone…

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A story of inspiration and courage

If you or a family member were to receive a diagnosis of a disease that would completely change your lives and make everyday life a challenge from here on out, how would you react? Denial. Anger. Self-pity. Regret. Shock. Sadness. Acceptance. Would you hide it, bury it deep down and pretend it didn’t even exist?…

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I never fit in…and I’m OK with that

Ah…The same old story of teenage angst. Struggling to fit in. Trying to NOT be different from the others. Looking for your niche, posse, gang…others like you. I am sure most of us have a story similar to this. After all, we just want to be accepted among our peers and/or colleagues. Does this feeling…

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Way, way, way outside the comfort zone

Hello everyone! So I did this thing. This thing that took me so far out of my comfort zone that I still can’t believe I did it. I registered for a contest. YIKES! Now you are thinking “oh wow, big deal, a contest” but this in no ordinary contest. This contest is one in which…

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