vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty noun the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. Truth or dare. Thinking back on that cringe-worthy, childhood game where you sat in a circle with all your girlfriends and maybe even some boys, and you had to choose–truth or…Read More
sēk verb attempt to find (something) attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something) ask for (something) from someone They say that curiosity killed the cat. Quite a weird saying, but it came to mind and I am happy to say that all the newfound curiosity and passion for personal growth that I…Read More
cu·ri·os·i·ty noun a strong desire to know or learn something. How did I get here? That’s the question I’ve asked myself a few times in my life when I’ve pulled in and parked my car at home, work or the kid’s school, and then slowly realized that I had no idea how…Read More
*Before diving in here, be sure to start with Part 1 on the Blog here.* Even with my renewed and purposeful determination, other voices kept muddying the waters. Just like my professional transition, I was finding myself lacking a clear plan, and for the book, that meant I still couldn’t decide what the heck I…Read More
“What? I’m not demanding; I’m persistent, maybe, or confident, or determined. Yes, I am determined. Not demanding.” My sweet brother in law agreed (or at least gave in) once he realized that calling me “demanding” had not gone over so well. I had a strong reaction to it. Words matter to me, and if you…Read More
I am sorry that I went silent on you. I have been on a break enjoying my children and what was our summer. Now that school is back in, I’m taking time to get my own bearings and schedule in order. I’ll be back soon with some new stories of the everyday lessons life has…Read More
Before I dive into the throwdown, do you know Evan Smith? If you don’t, please check out The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization offering an online community for Texans who want to engage on all things public policy, politics, government or statewide issues. Evan is the CEO and co-founder of the organization. If…Read More
Did you really think I’d be able to stop at the last post using soooo few words? I admitted then, and I can still admit now, that I struggle to apply the friendly feedback I once received, “Same love, Dena, but less words!” So, here’s Part 2 of my battle with fewer words. And that…Read More
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