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A Phrase That Transforms Failure Into Fortitude

A Phrase That Transforms Failure Into Fortitude

Fully consumed with excitement for my upcoming open water swim on a beautiful late September day, I rounded a curve on 695, just outside of Baltimore. Imagining the goose bumps from the frigid water engulfing my skin, I looked down at the temperature gauge on my car:...

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Are You Heeding The Warning Signs?

Are You Heeding The Warning Signs?

Wanting to Do What I Wanted To Do It was 1pm when I finally arrived at the beach in Lewes, Delaware. I had driven three hours, checked into my AirB&B, and was ready for a swim in the rejuvenating salt of the ocean. As I popped my trunk to get my swim bag, I heard...

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How To Reunite Your Team After a Pandemic

How To Reunite Your Team After a Pandemic

I was driving to my first appointment with a new therapist. Even under normal circumstances, that’s not a comfortable experience. And today certainly wasn’t normal.  It was March 19, and the governor of Maryland had just closed non-essential businesses. Thankfully,...

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Speak Up, Even If Your Voice Shakes

Speak Up, Even If Your Voice Shakes

Until today, I have not yet spoken up about the police brutality and violence citizens are facing across the country. Mostly I haven't spoken up because I don't know what to say. I'm so filled with disbelief, sadness, anger, and rage. It's hard to speak coherently...

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