That’s Me in the Spotlight

Thoughts on Performance Anxiety Once upon a time, in a decade long, long ago, I was a competitive figure skater (OK, it wasn't that long ago, but it certainly feels that way to me). Even though it has been many years since I laced up my skates and stepped onto the ice, I can still …

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Let It Go, Let It Go. . .

Rethinking Social Comparisons This past week, I took Little Man to his first music class through our park district. Lately, he's been acting a bit shy when I take him to new places, so I really wasn't sure what to expect. I know he likes music, though, and he does the cutest head-bobbing when he's …

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New Year, (Not So) New You?

Drawing The Line between Self-Improvement and Self-Acceptance Another new year is upon us. It's that wonderful time when we all resolve to do better, be better, change our ways, achieve more. I don't know about you, but my social media feeds were flooded with posts to this effect: friends and family sharing their intentions for …

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