April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Compassion

Boys who cry and other thoughts on sensitivity

feelings are valid.fw

When I was in elementary and middle school, one of my fellow classmates was a boy I will call Sebastian. He was teased relentlessly because he cried. Often. At the time, it seemed as if he cried because of anything and everything – he got a B on a test, he didn’t win a computer game, a […]

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Wanted: Huggers, I think

Becca hug

A few months ago, I posted this as a Facebook status: “I took a late lunch break to go to the dentist. I spent all morning obsessing about how the hygienist is going to ask me if I’ve been flossing every day. As I was leaving work, I passed a lady on the first floor […]

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Differences, details and gifts

An enlightening thing happened yesterday at work. During a departmental staff meeting, a bunch of us creative, marketing types were reviewing a booklet. While discussing abstract concepts like branding and identity, we threw out flowery words such as teamwork and connection and progression. One of my co-workers remarked on a particular section because it flaunted […]

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Compassion practice

A few years ago, while I was driving away from my parents’ house, I noticed an ambulance pulling away from a nearby home. In the doorway of that house stood a little boy, hands pressed against the glass, staring at the ambulance that was transporting someone he loved. I couldn’t make out his expression – […]

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