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Julie Stephenson
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Just living this wonderful life one day at a time.
Just living this wonderful life one day at a time.

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Things I'm Noodling On: School Board & Numbing
Monday night was my last school board meeting. I spent 6 years learning about education, complex systems, governing, our community's culture (related to education, leadership, gender dynamics, fear, LGTBQ issues...the list goes on).  Some basic (and wildly ...
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The Stories We Make Up.
So thankful for the wonderful and smart readers of this blog who ask more questions. It holds me accountable. It challenges my thinking and removes the stories we make up in our heads.  If I write something that makes you wonder, ask me about it. I'm not ex...
The Stories We Make Up.
The Stories We Make Up.
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Things I'm Noodling On: Personal Growth
Learning and incorporating personal development practices is by far the hardest work I've ever done. And at the same time it's been more rewarding then I ever could have imagined. Personal development is the kind of awful work that lights you up completely,...
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Things I'm Noodling On: We Are Not Simple Machines.
Keep It Simple Stupid. It doesn't need to be difficult. It's easy to understand if you just keep it simple.  Man, that's seductive. Who doesn't want a simple reason for why things happen or who they happen to? Just tell me what I need to know so I can simpl...
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Things I'm Noodling On: We Are All Wired Differently.
During the last month, I've heard the phrase " but we are wired differently"  twice while having productive and thoughtful conversations with women.  The first time I heard it I hesitantly nodded and watched how it abruptly ended the conversation. I kept th...
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Nagging Little Things
Recently, I've been waking a lot in the middle of the night. Maybe it's the sound of my snoring husband and our giant farting dog at the bottom of the bed...who knows. Whatever it is, I'm awake and alone with my 57 problems. 57 problems? Get over yourself, ...
Nagging Little Things
Nagging Little Things
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The Beginning of the Story...Story
One of the biggest realizations for me regarding the importance of sharing my story was a long time ago when I realized that my story mattered. It happened as most things happen in my life, I was at a MultiCultural Awareness training to learn about others a...
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Things I'm Noodling On: Summary or Story
I've been noodling for a while on the lack of connection I feel when and after I've been in a family or large social gathering.  It's pretty normal for me to to spend an entire evening or day with people I know and love & leave feeling mentally exhausted. M...
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One Word Wednesday: Transformation
trans·for·ma·tion noun a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. "people who share their stories, directly contribute to my life's continuous transformation" “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running ...
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One Word Wednesday: Unexpected
un·ex·pect·ed adjective  not expected or regarded as likely to happen. "snow falling on March 19th is unexpected" "But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I've come to understand these cur...
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