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Things You Should Say. (and inappropriate substitutions)

Scenario:  You screwed up, messed up, made a mistake, hurt someone intentionally, hurt someone on accident, lost something, or otherwise screwed the pooch. You Should Say:  I’m sorry. Inappropriate substitutions: Silence.   Wait for it to pass.  It was an accident, right?  Apologies don’t fix anything anyway, right?  Wrong.  Grow up.  Take some ownership.  Say it. … Continue reading Things You Should Say. (and inappropriate substitutions)

Jesus · The World

Vulnerability: Actually, For Real Guys

Vulnerability. It turns out I’m not so great at it. I have convinced myself that oversharing is considered vulnerability. It isn’t. Word vomiting at anyone and anything that moves isn’t vulnerable. Picking up the phone and calling name after name until someone picks up is NOT vulnerable. It has the semblance of vulnerability. Just like… Continue reading Vulnerability: Actually, For Real Guys

Mental Health · Myself · The World · Twenties

Heavy Lifting

We joke and tweet about how hard #adulting is.  Keeping laundry detergent and toilet paper in stock.  Buying groceries.  Cooking vegetables.  Dental hygiene.  Getting up on time (every day) for work.  Making it through the day without coffee.  Or, possibly worse, without cream for said coffee.  You get the gist. Consider for a moment a… Continue reading Heavy Lifting