What Are You Loyal To?

What Are You Loyal To?

Right after the atrocities committed by white supremacists in Charlottesville recently, I went to my office and bumbled through my day, replaying the videos I’d seen over and over again in my head.

I checked my LinkedIn account like I do most days, and as I was scrolling through my feed, I noticed something: there was no mention of what had happened in Charlottesville. Nothing. It was as if it didn’t exist.

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Coastal Evergreens and The Lie of Exceptionalism

Coastal Evergreens and The Lie of Exceptionalism

Lately I’d been caught up in a story that I know many of you have probably been caught up in before, too, which is the story that says that unless we’re the best at something, it’s not worth doing.

We exist within a culture that tells us we need to be exceptional but then treats us as if we’re all the same. We’re mass marketed to, sold products that are made in droves, and are told in millions of tiny ways to act, look, and be like everyone else.

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If You're Unhappy at Work, You Might be at War with Yourself

If You're Unhappy at Work, You Might be at War with Yourself

Every summer until I was a teenager, I would spend a week at Camp Christian with my church group. It was a sweet little place with cabins, a pool, a big lodge with a communal kitchen, and of course a fire pit where we’d sing songs every night.

One summer when I was around ten years old, I was there again, enjoying a week with my friends, many of whom were part of the “in-group” at church.

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How Regret Distorted My Career Path

How Regret Distorted My Career Path

For a long time, I carried the weight of a major regret: getting my Master’s degree in a subject that would never translate easily into a “real job.”

In the hazy clusterf*ck that was my post-grad job search, I berated myself constantly for choosing to spend close to $80,000 on a degree in Conflict and Dispute Resolution that didn’t seem to be getting me anywhere.

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You're Not a Problem to be Fixed

You're Not a Problem to be Fixed

A week or so ago, I was on my way to a World Domination Summit (WDS) event facilitated by Jonathan Fields, who leads something called Good Life Project. The three-hour workshop was all about how to become “sparked,” or lit up in a way that leads you to what you’re meant to do in the world.

I mostly love Jonathan’s work and was so excited to finally see him in person. The workshop topic is one that I care a lot about, and I showed up ready to engage and bring the fruits of what I’d learned to you all via a blog post.

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Everything is Not the Most Amazing Thing Ever

Everything is Not the Most Amazing Thing Ever

Have you ever been scrolling through LinkedIn and noticed how every job opportunity is touted as the most amazing thing ever!? I went through my feed recently, and here are a few direct quotes I found:

“I have an open position that you're definitely going to want to take a look at! That is, if you're incredibly passionate and ready to look at an exciting new opportunity!

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