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Not All Shades of Gray Contain Silver Linings

Not All Shades of Gray Contain Silver Linings

Toxic positivity serves no purpose.  Yet, many people hide in the rafters to bolster their need for constant optimism.  While the shadows of life assist with growth and expansion, being in the dusk creates an uncomfortable existence.  Hence, you sacrifice your comfort level if you sojourn in the dark space of your life although this space creates the most evolution.  To avoid the awkwardness,...

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How The Words Fall Upon Someone

How The Words Fall Upon Someone

As honesty falls from you lips, the sentiment may not be welcomed.  For not everyone has the capacity to hear or to acknowledge the others’ frankness or insight.  Discernment concerning who to speak with candor to and how to convey these messages to them arrives as a delicate walk on a tightrope. The balance of compassion with integrity while being forthright emerges on this slippery slope.  But...

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On The Quest To Achieve The Ultimate Martyrdom

On The Quest To Achieve The Ultimate Martyrdom

No one wins the race when the need to suffer paves the way to the finish line.  Accordingly, amplifying their own pain to negate others’ feelings, some set out to intentionally marginalize others’ experiences.  As they cloak themselves in ultimate agony, the opening created for others vanishes. The resulting plight forges an impasse to holding space for others and their grief, which disconnects...

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A Hidden, Broken Heart

A Hidden, Broken Heart

Beneath the t-shirts that declare, “I was Born to Teach” and indicate the bold pride teachers feel about their vocation lies a hidden, broken heart.  It is not something teachers advertise as readily as the apples with smiley faces that decorate their wardrobe.  But, it's there.     Heavy Hearts   Much like pieces of old, sullied confetti, hearts of educators shatter into pieces...

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The Gritty Reality of Public Education

The Gritty Reality of Public Education

Beneath the stare away from the social media lens lies a profound sadness that envelops the majority of educators in K-12 schools. As I read their posts online, sans serif fonts exhale their hopelessness onto me, temporarily blinded me with the gritty reality of public education that I can never forget.     A Flickering Flame Within   With each post I encounter, I tightly clutch...

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Acknowledge The Dark

Acknowledge The Dark

The past is a lighthouse to guide your journey not a port to dock your ship.  Thus, if we allow the past to illuminate areas of growth, we honor our evolution as souls.  Alas, when you anchor in the past rather than reflecting, your ascension stagnates.  Your pathway to self-love through self-forgiveness can only unfold as you acknowledge the dark while seeking out the light.    ...

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Blending Rather than Balancing

Blending Rather than Balancing

Balance in your life centers your sense of self and grounds your energy in your body.  Often times, we sacrifice our balance for the sake of others.  If you are a helper or healer, giving away your energy for the “sake of service” to humanity becomes a work expectation.  Without balance, this martyrdom can insinuate its way into all aspects of your life.  Yet, a recent trend has emerged into our...

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Intention Powers Your Life

Intention Powers Your Life

Recently, I came across an interesting blog post about hope. In it, the author asserted that holding onto hope is a survival skill that keeps us locked into a pattern of waiting for something or someone to change. Essentially, hope hinges on external situations and disempowers us. Alternatively, she stated that being hopeful and having hopefulness allows for changes within. To bolster her...

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We Cannot Take On Others’ Journeys

We Cannot Take On Others’ Journeys

No matter how much we love or care for someone, we cannot take on their journeys.  Although, I admit that for years, I relentlessly tried. In retrospection, I realized helping others tackle their life circumstances unconsciously enabled me to avoid focusing on myself.  The unwavering support I gave was always at my own expense, even though I didn’t see it that way.     You and Me can...

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Celebrate All Forms Of Love

Celebrate All Forms Of Love

February 14 can be a triggering day for many people.  The Hallmark-enhanced love fest morphed an innocently low-key holiday into a competitive free-for-all.  In today’s working world, who received the best gifts, had the largest bouquet of flowers delivered, or dined the most fabulous restaurant dominates and alters the spirit of Valentine’s Day.  Although the commercialization manufactured the...

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Hi!  I’m Traci Nicole Smith.

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