On Leadership and Failure

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This morning I’ve got Leadership on my mind. Last year I applied to speak at a local TEDx event. The TED organization, for those not familiar with them, is a group whose focus is centered around one central theme: “Ideas worth spreading.” I’ve been following TED and TEDx (locally branded TED enthusiasts groups) speeches for nearly six years now. One …

I Don’t Want to be Branded by My Husband’s Affair, or Limited by the Past

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In January, I discovered I’d been living in the past. And recently I uncovered yet another layer to this existence. My past, so to speak, the timeline upon which I base my present life, seems to begin and end five-and-a-half years ago. September 1, 2006. The day I stumbled upon my husband’s second affair. And frankly, I am a bit …

Stepping Down, While Standing Up for My Beliefs

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I’ve never considered myself a quitter. Much to the contrary, I’ve always viewed myself as someone who is full of moxie and tenacity, one who “sticks it out to the bitter end.” But two weeks ago I not only walked away from endeavors that have my sweat stamped into them, I resigned my position as the group’s leader. The decision …