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You Can Sit With Us: The Power of Acceptance and Belonging

We’ve all experienced it. We’re the new kid. Holding our tray of cafeteria food and nervously looking around the room for a place to sit. It feels like everyone already has their group of friends and are laughing at their regular seats. If only one person would look up at you and smile, life would just be perfect, and the lunchroom wouldn’t feel so much like the Thunderdome.

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The Comparison Trap, Part I

I’ve noticed in my life that this isn’t just an issue faced by women. It’s something we all deal with on a pretty regular basis. As leaders and even as volunteers, we often run into thoughts of how we gauge ourselves against others. “Am I good enough?” “Can I do this?” Turn into thoughts of “I will never be as good at this as her.” “He’s such a good leader, I’m nothing like him.”

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