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👑Power of Our Tribes👑

👑Power of Our Tribes👑 When I first moved to Chicago, I felt like a fish out of water. My college community was gone, and everything started over. There was so much to explore, but I needed my scaffolding. Like a rudderless ship, life bounced around until slowly, I...

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🙆Leaning into It 🙆

🙆Leaning into It 🙆 Every night this month, I've spent at least an hour laying in the bed of a two-year-old helping get him to sleep. The kids share a bedroom, and any night I'm not there, Isaac screams and repeats my name for over an hour. When his brother hits the...

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👊Rolling with the Punches👊

👊Rolling with the Punches👊 “Agent Assitance Needed” flashed on the screen. What the heck? The pause created an uncomfortable feeling for us. We arrived at the airport on time, getting the little guy’s bags packed and running through our checklist. Just leaving the...

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🏀 The First Time 🏀

🏀 The First Time 🏀 The first time happened in 9th grade. It came as a surprise. I wasn't ready, but I didn't have a choice. It struck like lightning. I wanted to get out of the way, but it happened too quickly. The other team full-court pressed us. I played point...

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☘️Making Our Own Luck☘️

☘️Making Our Own Luck☘️ Do you consider yourself lucky? What if luck is merely contingent on our belief that we are lucky? We wear our favored jerseys, socks, or sneakers to tempt the gods in our favor. We run into periods when we possess the hot hand. Lady luck is on...

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⚔️Fighting Judgment⚔️  

⚔️Fighting Judgment⚔️ “Why did I say that? Come on, Christian, you play better than this,” echoes through my head. When I started improvising, I needed to turn off my self-judgment. When you are on stage with another person making it all up, you need to stay present,...

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🤹Life is Juggling🤹

🤹Life is Juggling🤹 We are always juggling. The more balls in the air, the more balls that can hit the ground. I was actually juggling the other day thinking about that very idea. If I'm juggling cascade (what I'm doing in the video), it's generally no problem and I...

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Leveling Up With Our Little Ones

You got this. Seriously you got this. Stepping on my skateboard, I repeated that mantra one more time. You got this. I know the more you say it to yourself... My back foot slid onto the back of the board while the front of my board hung in the air. My stomach matched...

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