Stand Tall with Confidence

 Many people are terrified by three things: fear of public speaking, fear of a painful death, and fear of high school and college reunions. Fortunately, reunions (though sometimes painful) are not fatal. Reunions reintroduce you to those who know your teenage history. Many people invest entire lifetimes running from their pasts – or running towards […]

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Depression, Vulnerability, & Second Chances

“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable,” warned Mother Teresa. “Be honest and transparent, anyway.” A non-profit organization invited me to join them for breakfast several years ago.  They wanted me to deliver a keynote presentation about core values at an upcoming event. A woman on the planning committee leaned across the table and said, “Julie, […]

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