November 2020

Defining Moments

How defining moments become turning points.

Can I just be real with you? For the past few years, I’ve been stacking on the pounds. Now, the pounds did not accumulate in a short time period. They slowly accumulated over a few years. But when my husband bought us a scale earlier this year, I finally mustered up the courage to weigh myself IN SECRET–and I was devasted.

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dehumanizing

Stop Using Dehumanizing Language

Our words can kill or our words can give life. They can humanize or dehumanize. They’re either poison or fruit—we get to choose. One of the things that burn me up is the failure to use person-first language when we refer to certain people, demographics, or specific lived experiences of others in our conversations.

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