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Oh sweet Jesus, I’m tired of the boxes they try to put me in. And the boxes I try to put me in. Athlete Intellectual Mother Veteran Woman Writer Boxboxboxboxboxfuckingbox. ...

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I am a walking collection of coping mechanisms. We all are. Not one of us gets through life in a inviolate state.Click To Tweet It just seems that way as ...

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Because someone should say it, I will. To all the good guys out there, feeling slammed lately in our society, I just want to say this: I love you. ❤️ I ...

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Clarity is the purpose of grammar. There is a purpose to grammar. There are reasons for the rules. And if there are reasons for the rules, then there are also ...

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I stare back at everyone now. If you lock your eyes on me in a public place, I don’t look away anymore.Click To Tweet I used to look away. We ...

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Pain is always stronger than whiskey. It’s stronger than the barbell, too. And the dumbbell and the treadmill and the trail and the bike and yoga and every way you ...

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We go to Costco in the hour before closing. The tasting stands are gone. The crowds have thinned. The cashiers look tired. It’s perfect. In and out. I don’t even ...

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“The only real question is not one of winning or losing, but of experiencing life with an ever-increasing depth. The storyteller says, ‘Why not go down, at home or at ...

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We tried doing a holiday without being too “holiday.” It was just the two of us (my younger son and me) for Thanksgiving, so instead of cooking at home, we ...

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It’s the holidays. Families gather. Everyone smiles, for a while. Then, often, old hurts or patterns emerge. You find yourself thinking, “Why am I even here?” But you know what? ...

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I can’t remember my parents ever telling me to study something at college that would pay the bills. Maybe I blocked it out. Maybe they spent hours lecturing me and ...

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Say it out loud: I failed. It’s not such a bad thing. I failed. I failed. I failed. Failure alone doesn’t make you a bad person. Failure alone doesn’t make ...

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“You like those beans?” I was in the coffee shop, tucking my newly purchased bag of coffee beans into my backpack, and putting my laptop onto the counter so I ...

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I had a lisp until I was about eight years old. Baseball was baathball. Cats were catths. You know the rest. Words didn’t come out right. In the second grade, ...

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Pain is teaching you a lesson. Listen. Your tears are telling you that you care. Hear. Your anger is revealing your fear to you. See.  Stop fighting the moment. Sink ...

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“It is our humility, our desire to be of service, that makes us stars. Not our arrogance.” – Marianne Williamson Serving is difficult in practice and mentality. Not because doing ...

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“Don’t confront me with my failures. I have not forgotten them.” Jackson Browne sang that years ago in “These Days” and it kills me every time I get to that ...

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We’ve all been getting high off anger, and now we’re addicted. The outrage, the rush, the soaring thrill of it all. Repeated so many times a day on social media. ...

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I’ve decided to go gray. Accept this turn of life. Stop hiding it. Stop coloring my hair. Even stop reveling in looking 10 years younger than I am. Who the ...

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People wonder why we hit the stopwatch and lift barbells and run and do those stupid burpees. (And they are stupid, even if they are effective.) I wonder that sometimes, ...

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