“Autumn’s End” Original Poem

The cold caress of winter's kiss across one's cheek Drafty and dreary halls warmed by wood stoves' fire While wool and woolen gripe the weather called "bleak" And persons left outside are in dire position while the silent chill move, no charge or yield. The unwavering soft whispers of wind whip their way all day, …

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Lessons Taught from Love & Loss

In 2017, I experienced my first love. January 2018, I experienced my first loss of a loved one and while both are still new to me, the only thing I know how to do is carry on.  I'm grateful for experience because it teaches me that mistakes can be made, knowledge can be gained, and …

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Fearfully & Wonderfully Made: Getting to the Root of Self-Confidence 

Self-confidence is defined as "the feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment" (Self-confidence, 2017). It is not something that we are born with, but rather something that becomes instilled in us over time. If I could teach a course on confidence, these are the key points I would make: It starts with you! …

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