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Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

My first Halloween after I became a teenager, I remember asking my dad how I would know when it was time for me to stop trick-or-treating. I couldn’t imagine a time would ever come when I wasn’t interested in trick-or-treating anymore. My dad’s birthday is on Halloween, so we’ve always had a big party, and up until then, going trick-or-treating with my cousins was part … Continue reading Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

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“Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

One of the things that I have always struggled with is the idea of the “comfort zone.”  As someone who strived to succeed from a young age, I was always looking for ways to improve and get ahead. Every leadership seminar, self-improvement book, and life coach that I talked to discussed the importance of getting out of your comfort zone in order to grow. You … Continue reading “Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

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Finding the Silver Linings of 2020

With 2020 (finally) coming to an end, my blogging buddy Bill Fonda reached out to me and some other awesome bloggers to share some good things that happened for us this year. In all of the darkness that 2020 has brought, we were able to find some silver linings… It almost feels as though we’re running out of ways to say “2020 has been rough.” … Continue reading Finding the Silver Linings of 2020

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My Feelings on Santa Claus

Do you remember being back in middle school and there was one kid that still believed in Santa even though they were way too old to still believe in Santa? Yeah, that was me. At the ripe, old age of 10, I still believed that Santa Claus existed and would not hear anything to the contrary. Sure, everyone around me became non-believers one-by-one, but they … Continue reading My Feelings on Santa Claus

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My 12 Days of Christmas

As someone with a penchant for variety, I’ve always had a certain affinity for the 12 days of Christmas. Whether you like to listen to the traditional version, enjoy Straight No Chaser’s sassy version, the ironic version, or you’re in the Philly area and like to go see it on the big screen at the Comcast center (it starts around 6:45 if you don’t want … Continue reading My 12 Days of Christmas