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Vulnerability on the Horizon

By Dena Jansen / November 6, 2019

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…

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Seeking More Room to Grow

By Dena Jansen / October 30, 2019

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…

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Paving the Road with Curiosity

By Dena Jansen / October 23, 2019

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…

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Who Do I Think I Am? (Bonus Chapter Part 2)

By Dena Jansen / October 16, 2019

*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…

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Who Do I Think I Am? (Bonus Chapter Part 1)

By Dena Jansen / October 9, 2019

“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…

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Please Accept My Apologies…

By Dena Jansen / August 22, 2019

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…

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My Telephone Throwdown with Evan Smith

By Dena Jansen / May 6, 2019

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…

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Same Love, Less Words (Part 2)

By Dena Jansen / April 29, 2019

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…

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Same Love, Less Words (Part 1)

By Dena Jansen / April 16, 2019

I love words. I love to use a lot of them when I write. I like to string them into really long run on sentences as I try to share my passion for whatever it is that I’m sharing about. I love to use a lot of them when I speak. I like to talk…

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The Warm Up

By Dena Jansen / April 15, 2019

Just a few months after having my daughter, Elizabeth, I met John. John is a good trainer and a good dude. When I met him, I didn’t know these things – but I knew his wife. He’d married my childhood best friend, Jessie, so when she told me that he was starting a boot camp…

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