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Boundaries Are Not Collaborative

Boundaries Are Not Collaborative

"Would you like to brush your teeth this evening?" "I understand you’re mad, but would you be willing to stop yelling?" As parents, we’d never say that. We don’t give kids options. We set boundaries and stick to it. That’s what helps kids grow up to be responsible...

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Having No Boundaries Leads to Burnout

Having No Boundaries Leads to Burnout

Unless you’ve been living under a grey rock, you’ve heard about the "Great Resignation." It’s the global phenomenon where people began leaving their jobs en masse in 2021. We are, collectively, tired of not be treated right, of being taken for granted, and of not...

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Becoming a Grey Rock To Stop Energy Suckers

Becoming a Grey Rock To Stop Energy Suckers

"Just cut them out of your life." You’ve probably heard this advice when talking about dealing with harmful, abusive people, BUT….. What happens when you can’t just have them be dead to you?  If it’s a parent, boss, teammate, or sibling, sometimes you can’t just cut...

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Ghost Anxiety and How to Care Without Carrying

Ghost Anxiety and How to Care Without Carrying

We are living in unpredictable and difficult times. There is so much we haven’t been taught to do that we need in order to stay healthy and have our energy flowing well. Stuff like shedding what doesn’t belong to us, including what I'm calling "ghost anxiety, " which...

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Six Ways We Avoid Conflict

Six Ways We Avoid Conflict

We want to be well-liked, but in trying to please everyone and prevent hurt feelings, we often end up creating the very drama we sought to avoid. In this article, I'm sharing the six ways we tend to avoid conflict with a coping behavior. What I discovered when...

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Book Launch Day!

Book Launch Day!

Join me for the official launch of my new book, Who is in Charge of Your Brain?! At 11:30 AM PT on Friday, September 8, 2017, this video screen *should* become live.  I'll be reading you the full book, complete with some character voices, plus sharing where you can...

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Reclaiming Leadership with Andréa Ranae Johnson

Reclaiming Leadership with Andréa Ranae Johnson

One of the things I love about social media is how it allows me to encounter, follow, and connect with so many bright minds. I've been struck in the last couple years by the passionate, brilliant freethinkers I've met, and after a while, a thread emerged that...

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Check Your Assumptions

Check Your Assumptions

“Well, aren’t you optimistic?” That was the first thing an elderly stranger said to me as I walked into the elevator. It is late September here in the Northwest, and I was wearing short shorts and a tank top with a jacket over it. She had taken it all in with an...

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How To Deal When We Don’t Get Along

How To Deal When We Don’t Get Along

I offered an online intro class to cover some basics for how to cope when conflict arises. I created this in hopes of supporting you to feel more able to speak up on behalf of your beliefs and create change...without worrying as much about people disagreeing or...

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