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Gratitude’s Day

Click away if you’re not up for something beyond a tweet or quick platitude on the day…I won’t be offended.  This is more of a journal entry than a blog and maybe uninteresting to those of you scrolling your feed. However, its the first chance I’ve had to write for a while from the part of me that inner monologues on most days.  The first time my schedule has been clear in weeks, so I’m here, with coffee in hand, invoking the muses to get a few words out before the hustle of the holiday takes hold.

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Weapons of Mass Dysfunction

   ((I wrote this essay more than a year ago for a management course in graduate school but dusted it off this month because its a reminder for leaders, official or unofficial, how to set the tone for a new year and how crucial good leadership is to fire up the...

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The Importance of Empathy in Journalism

“Stories are data with a soul” I love this Brene brown quote. It applies to her life as a qualitative researcher and how the stories her subjects tell her are leading her groundbreaking work in the understanding of shame, vulnerability and living wholeheartedly. She...

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