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Gettin’ Satisfaction

Written By: Rebeccah Bennett March 4, 2018

In my coaching practice, I routinely encounter people who in the words of Mick Jagger “can’t get no satisfaction.” The trouble is, that in several aspects of my life, I can relate. It isn’t that we’re malcontents with unrealistic expectations of life. It’s that we’re discerning individuals who know the difference between primary and secondary…

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What Shape Is Your Life In?

Written By: Rebeccah Bennett February 18, 2018

For a while now I’ve felt out of shape – and I’m not referring to the 50 extra pounds that I picked up in the course of having two babies! What I’m talking about are the ways that my life and sense of self have expanded and contracted in response to my experiences. In the…

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False Selves: The Masks We Wear

Written By: Rebeccah Bennett February 4, 2018

We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, This debt we pay to human guile’ With torn and bleeding hearts we smile… One of my favorite poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, “We Wear The Mask,” captures the reality of many black folks and countless people around the…

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When Times Get Tough, Love

Written By: Rebeccah Bennett January 21, 2018

Lots of us have gone through hardship and heartache only to find that at the end of our difficulties laid well, more difficulties. Life has a way of testing us, pushing us beyond the limits of what we think we can bear.  And yet, to hear the old wise ones tell it, “trouble don’t last…

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Touching Magic

Written By: Rebeccah Bennett January 7, 2018

Let’s talk magic. Now before you realists roll your eyes and stop reading, I should be clear that I don’t mean Harry Potter wizardry or Marvel Comic blockbusters. What I’m referring to is a type of lush living that delights our senses and adds dimension to our experiences. This magic is rare not because it…

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