The Speaker’s Voice

Fall 2021: Lessons From My Family Vacation

Fall 2021: Lessons From My Family Vacation

This summer I had the opportunity to go on a family vacation to Jackson, WY. The combination of people, views, amazing national parks, and wildlife (read: no cell phone service for four days) created an environment where you couldn’t help but just be present and take...

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The “How” of Storytelling

The “How” of Storytelling

Humans are the only animals that tell stories. It is fundamental to our nature. We told stories before we learned to read and write. There is a reason why scriptures and moral codes have been passed down verbally as tales and stories. We communicate by finding meaning...

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I Chose Comfort

I Chose Comfort

Everyone stutters ; I just do it when I speak I’ve had a severe stutter my whole life, and in a way…you have too (more about that later). The basic act of speaking that 99% of the population takes for granted was mission impossible to me. I avoided speaking...

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When Anxiety is Getting the Better of You

When Anxiety is Getting the Better of You

Many of us are no stranger to anxiety. It’s all too easy to live our lives in fear because we’re so afraid we won’t be able to handle the outcome. You may be noticing your worries popping up for this fall, wondering if you’ll be able to navigate the many changes that...

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Embracing the Change

Embracing the Change

As a speaker, actor, and singer-songwriter in order for me to have risen to each perspective stage in my career, I had to embrace the change. What you are looking for is also looking for you. Whatever stage you are at right now in life, please know that you are not...

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The Turning Tide: Parties Post-Pandemic

The Turning Tide: Parties Post-Pandemic

It’s time to have a frank and honest conversation. Even during the nationwide COVID pandemic shutdown, some college students were indeed continuing to host and attend social events with little regard for health, safety and risk management policies. When we return to...

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Happy Pride 365

Happy Pride 365

If you attend any Pride parade or festival across the country, you’ll see hundreds of organizations, schools, and companies showing their visibility and support for the LGBTQ community. However, though many states have recently started to open back up, many Pride...

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When Re-Entry Anxiety is Getting to You

When Re-Entry Anxiety is Getting to You

If you’ve been feeling more jittery about re-engaging after the pandemic, you’re not alone. There’s actually a “fancy psychological term” that has been circulating to describe the feeling: Re-entry anxiety. Essentially, it’s the notion that many of us are feeling...

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