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Socializing as an Introvert

21 July 2014

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Socializing as an Introvert

My mom likes to tell this story about me as a child. I don’t much remember the day in question, but I have no doubt that it happened, as it is a perfect representation of an aspect of my character that I know well. I was five years old. My mother and I were at […]

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

28 April 2014

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

If you’ve ever had a crisis of confidence, a fear that one day someone will spot that you’re not “an expert,” then you’ve surely experienced imposter syndrome. I’ve always loved the advice, however hard it may be to put into practice, that you should never compare your insides with everybody else’s outsides. How we present […]

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How To Deal With Negative Thoughts

21 April 2014

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How To Deal With Negative Thoughts

We have all kinds of thoughts, all the time. Positive thoughts, sad thoughts, longing, excitement, pain, nostalgia, fear. Some thoughts are meaningless and mundane, others are revelatory. The National Science Foundation estimates that we have 50,000 thoughts each day, 95% of which are repeated each day. I used to think that just because I thought […]

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Why Multipotentialites are Attractive

13 February 2014

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Why Multipotentialites are Attractive

Editor’s note: In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a sexy guest post by Rami of GutsyGeek.com. It all began with a simple comment. “You know what? You have the strangest skillset I’ve ever seen,” Tina said. The conversation around the table died down for a second. I looked up from my drink, and smiled […]

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Labels: When to Use them, When to Shed them and the Paradox of Identifying as a “Multipotentialite”

16 December 2013

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Labels: When to Use them, When to Shed them and the Paradox of Identifying as a “Multipotentialite”

“I don’t like labels,” is a sentiment I hear a lot. As a queer person, it’s one I understand well. Nobody, let alone a multipotentialite, likes being categorized or put into a box. I generally prefer to live without labels, too. However, there are some instances when labels can actually be freeing and you can […]

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I Built a Standing Desk! (And Kicked a Limiting Belief to the Curb)

18 November 2013

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I Built a Standing Desk! (And Kicked a Limiting Belief to the Curb)

About two months ago I hurt my neck. It was silly, how it happened. I just slept in a funny position one night, and then BAM, excruciating pain. It lingered for weeks and wasn’t getting any better so I finally started seeing a chiropractor and physiotherapist. My doc helped me feel better but told me […]

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

31 October 2013

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

People love to project identities onto you. They love to be a part of the foreshadowing, to feel as though they were there before you “made it.” Maybe they were even a part of your journey, encouraging you to become the person they always knew you could be. They are kind-hearted and well-meaning. What they […]

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Multipotentialites, What Do You Wish Your Parents had Done Differently?

17 October 2013

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Multipotentialites, What Do You Wish Your Parents had Done Differently?

“I know exactly what I want to do. My parents just aren’t really cool with it…” One of the teenagers who attended a presentation I gave at a high school last year raised her hand and started with this. In fact, several of the students at the talk had questions related to pleasing their parents […]

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