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43, hetero cis female, 9w1, introvert but can fake it like I own it until I can't anymore, loves kids but haven't spawned so I'm an auntie by choice all over the place, essentially have a PhD in video games, love to laugh, really love to sit quietly outdoors and watch birds, can't handle super emotional movies, Marvel over DC like times a million, lives in Pasadena but only tolerates it because making community in LA is freaking hard! Plus I work a ton.

At a conference for Interaction Design and Children in Boise...doing some shopping...and turned to see a dishtowel that is a heavenly and prophetic message to @mike -

I just started reading this. I’m enjoying it so’s blasting patriarchy and tying it to failing to care for the planet. Granted, I’m only through the introduction and Chapter 1, but I thought some of y’all might be interested. ❤️🤓

Has anyone here read Awakening Shakti? If so, thoughts?

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"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has - or ever will have - something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression." - Fred Rogers

Um, I have a suuuuper important question. This is for people who take baths, and more specifically, bubble baths. Do you lie there all relaxed like the calgon lady and in a stance I perceive as adult sophistication? Or do you play with bubbles in a stance I liken to a blissful five-year-old? Because I keep trying for option one but keep finding myself embodying option two.

Sometimes I learn things that I never really wanted to learn about, and I fear knowing these things will result in me being labeled as one who is knowledgeable of such things, which is not necessarily the label I want to be identified with. But at least I’m learning?

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PSA for the strugglers:
Life isn’t about perfection; Life is all about mistakes. Life isn’t about having it all figured out; Life is constant change and growth.

All About Love Ch. 2, Abuse 

One of the most important social myths we must debunk if we are to become a more loving culture is the one that teaches parents that abuse and neglect can coexist with love. Abuse and neglect negate love. Care and affirmation, the opposite of abuse and humiliation, are the foundation of love. No one can rightfully claim to be loving when behaving abusively. -bell hooks As one who devotes her life to honoring children,

Here's what I wish. I wish Mastodon had a way to save hashtags. I can't find the book club!

Woke up with major heart racing anxiety. I'm facilitating a brown bag today for a university program. It's going to be live-streamed and publicly available, which I learned yesterday. I've done talks a million times, and there's no new content, so I don't think that's it. Work is still chaotic with reorgs and such, and my department is going to be moved to a new area so there are a lot of unknowns. I'm sure that's part of it. But I haven't had this level of anxiety in ages. 😕

I'm in line to see Nadia Bolz-Weber speak in Pasadena. I'm excited but also have no idea what to expect. Happily, I'm far (chronologically) from the oldest person in line. Yay!!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that the first book chosen for the inaugural is .......

All About Love by bell hooks

**We do not exist independently. We inter-are. Everything relies on everything else in the cosmos in order to manifest—whether a star, a cloud, a flower, a tree, or you and me. (Thich Nhat Hanh)** This is really speaking to me today. I'm thankful to inter-be with you all here. 💜

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My wife gave a message on this passage just weeks ago (the Matthew version). We bake Sourdough at home instead of buying bread. We have the starter culture and everything. Have had since before our first child was born. She is nearly 4. In the time it was written people would actually keep a part of the dough for the next loaf. That is how they kept their yeast. Essentially the dough becomes the yeast, the whole is what becomes the part and the part becomes the whole.

This week has emotionally stretched me in ways I didn't think possible. And while I'm still recovering, I have one little hooray. I journaled! And it was a good experience! Turns out it doesn't require prose and I don't have to read like flipping Jane Austin! I can write in my fluent language of snark plus vulnerability plus wisdom bombs wrapped in beautiful incomplete sentences. Only took me 43 years to learn this. Oy.

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@ThePlayfulPhD so I think what the analogy of yeast means is that you put in a little, but it multiplies, eventually filling the whole loaf of dough. Even if you can't see it or smell it at first, if you give it enough time, it will eventually permeate the whole thing. I think the kingdom of heaven is supposed to be like that in and among us.

Friends, I'm having a rough week and can't talk about it on regular social media. My work just laid off about 10% of the organization. My team and I are fine, but many close to me are gone. And morale sucks. Today I had to take a time-out to sob with my boss in her office. I manage a department of amazing people. I feel connected to and responsible for them. I also feel I may need to begin thinking about a transition, but don't know where I'd want to land. So many confuse. Much tears.

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