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4 Fool-Proof Ways Managers Can Be Less Stressed in 2021

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You don’t need us to tell you that work can be stressful. You also don’t need us to tell you that that stress was magnified in 2020. We had an unprecedented presidential election on top of an even more unprecedented pandemic that has touched every American life at...

Faith Can Move Mountains, Doubts Create Them

Faith Can Move Mountains, Doubts Create Them

Ever since I was very young, I have been notorious for over-thinking. My mom used to lovingly joke that I wasn’t “slow,” I just needed a little extra time to think things through. She wasn’t wrong. To me, it is somewhat of a strength and a weakness. On one hand, I...



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The People We Leave Behind

I was six years old when I learned to forget important people. It started with Michael, who exists now only as a memory that I struggle now to hold on to. Michael was my best friend for my first two years of school. I remember vaguely learning to read alongside him, one of us stepping in to help the other with a new word if we were struggling. As far as kid friendships go, I think Michael and I had developed a pretty good one. I remember the day we decided that we were best friends.

Then on a day like every other, my mom told me that I would be changing schools. I couldn’t have realized how transformative this experience would be. I do however remember asking what would happen to the friendships I’d developed. To which my mom responded that we would try to keep in touch, but that I would make new friends at my new school.

In the years that followed, I changed schools five times. The friendships I left behind were never enough to sway the decision in any meaningful way. By the time it got to me, the decision had already been made. The relationships that I had formed — relationships that would go on to form my understanding of relationships in general — were mere casualties of the move.


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