FROM MAGGIE’S DESK

Raw Courage – A Story of Stigma

It is my daughter’s birthday this month and I want to tell you about her. She has such a big heart. She cares deeply when we pass homeless people and we aren’t able to help them that day. She closes the basement door to ensure her toddler brother is safe. And last...

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Last week my husband and I had some space to think.  There are some things that we want to achieve. So we used our space to think about the way we wanted to shape our daily lives to accommodate and perpetuate these achievements.  These achievements were focused on...

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The Neat and Tidy Myth

A few months ago, I woke up early because I started a networking group for professionals in my industry and it was the day of our second meeting. I brought in a speaker who I knew would cause some rumble in the people present. At these meetings I am present with a lot...

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You’re either growing or you’re dying

My mom... well, I have tried to write a post about my mom for the past three years, and I cannot find the words to say what she means to me. And y’all know I love my words. So if I can’t find them, well..you get the gist. She’s all the things to me. Remember in my...

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Walk Toward Your Failures

It’s the new year. It’s the time of the year where you’ll be reminded that most likely you will be in the statistic of people who fail at their new year resolution unless you’re good enough to just be better. It’s the time of year when health people think, “if I just...

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Being Adequate

I set out to be adequate and that resulted in me looking up for the day and saying, “This is enough. I am enough. No more will get done.” Unintentionally, in that, I learned so much about myself. I learned how to separate the needs of others from my responsibility.  I learned how to stop managing other people for my comfort.  I learned how to be helpful without being the hero. 

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