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The Freedom to Choose

The Freedom to Choose

A few days ago, I took my daughter to vote for her first time.   We viewed the sample ballots online ahead of time to make sure we knew what it would look like and who we might want to read about further, researched candidates online to learn more about some choices...

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Disarming Conversations

Disarming Conversations

I was recently listening to a woman sharing about what’s worked for her when it comes to bridging differences in her politically divided family, and I wanted to pass on a few nuggets of learning. She leans liberal politically, but lives in a part of the country that...

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People Are Not the Problem

People Are Not the Problem

When something goes wrong, most of us respond by looking for something or someone to blame. We default into asking, “What’s wrong?” and commonly answer that question with either “You!” or “Me!” Judgments, criticisms, analyses, diagnoses, and power struggles usually follow, and we all know how those conversations go. It’s not really our fault, though. Let me explain.

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