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The Lotus Life – Connections

By Lauren Catanese “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derived sustenance and strength from the relationship.”   -Brene Brown Life is all about connection. Brene Brown says, “We are hardwired to connect with […]

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People

By Sean Dietrich Colatta is her name. She and I are in the elevator together. She is pushing a large cart of cleaning supplies and mini shampoos. Colatta is short, cheery. She’s wearing scrubs. She is pure Alabama. She has an accent that won’t quit, and wears a War Eagle headband. “Went to Auburn,” she […]

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The World Needs One Of You

By Shelby Lynne Today for the first time in a long time I looked into the mirror and I recognized the reflection. I walked out the door without second guessing myself. I had a stride in my walk that screamed confidence within me. It was the strangest feeling. It’s been so long since I loved […]

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Effective Followership

By Kirk McCarley Leadership. Endless literature exists about the subject.  What characteristics constitute the makeup of those who direct others? While we may each be leaders or managers in some capacity, the fact is all of us function in some role of support: to those who may have elected or appointed us, to a board, to a supervisor, […]

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Being Brave

By Lauren Catanese I’ve come to the feeling that being brave is mostly about believing in yourself. Having enough self-respect and love for who you are that you can stand tall when the time calls for it. We all face adversity. Though I sometimes imagine living in a world that was all love and roses, […]

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Decorum

By Kirk Mc Carley After a successful run at the University of Central Florida, culminating in last year’s undefeated season and #6 ranking in the Associated Press final poll, head coach Scott Frost returned to his alma mater at Nebraska this season in the same capacity for the Cornhuskers. Freelance and SEC writer Andrew Astleford […]

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Alabama Trash

By Sean Dietrich Some fool called her, “trash.” And that’s when she made up her mind. She wanted to better herself, and her family. So, that’s what she did. “That GED test,” she said, while she checked my blood pressure. “That ain’t no joke, now. It’s tough.” Her accent is so Alabamian it hurts. She’s […]

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