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Recently, I have been reflecting on the concept of mentorship: what it is, what it is not, what the best mentors do, and what they do not do.  Personally, I do...

I’m terrified of public speaking. You wouldn’t know it. You wouldn’t see my pulse explode like lightning behind my eyes while the embodiment of my childhood self scaled a tree. You’d...

I like to do all my writing naked. Here I am rolling around on a fluffy white rug reflecting on the ins and outs of gratitude, empathy, independent thinking, and the...

When I originally began writing a novel, I had not one but two job offers from interesting companies. Neither had anything to do with my creative pursuits, not directly. One was...

Rocky is a highly curious person who wants to be exceptional. He has a question many people have. How can I be extraordinary? This is his story. __ I want to be the...

Somewhere, everywhere, toddlers around the world are teaching their parents to slow down, to take a breather, to just enjoy. "Just enjoy!" Oh how that phrase used to bother me! It meant "tolerate...