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There Is No Box

“Learn how to think outside the box.” “This job requires someone who can think outside the box.” “Take this course on how to think outside the box.” Everywhere, “thinking outside the box” is seen as a valuable skill. As a student, as an employee, and even just as a human, outside-the-box thinking is lauded.  But here’s the thing: we’re surrounded by boxes. Friends, family members, … Continue reading There Is No Box

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Getting Real with Sam Stone: Don’t Forget to Start

This is a guest post for my “Getting Real” series. On this blog, we provide “pure human content,” and truly get real. I wanted to give other bloggers the opportunity to come on here and get real with me! I am so excited for the opportunity to invite other bloggers to join me and share their life experience and big feels. Interested in sending over … Continue reading Getting Real with Sam Stone: Don’t Forget to Start

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Getting Real with Michal Burgunder: Treading the Path Less Chosen

This is a guest post for my “Getting Real” series. On this blog, we provide “pure human content,” and truly get real. I wanted to give other bloggers the opportunity to come on here and get real with me! I am so excited for the opportunity to invite other bloggers to join me and share their life experience and big feels. Interested in sending over … Continue reading Getting Real with Michal Burgunder: Treading the Path Less Chosen

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Serial Overcorrection

My ex/bestie/blog editor/podcast cohost Josh has this uncanny ability of telling me what I need to hear in the moment. Back when he and I were discussing the issues that we were having with our podcast recording sessions, Josh said something that instantly brought me to tears. “What cannot bend must break. What cannot break must bend.” Tears. Ugly sobbing tears. Not even kidding. I … Continue reading Serial Overcorrection