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Get Your Own Damn Coffee

Get Your Own Damn Coffee

We were all seated around the conference table. The Regional Executive Vice President and each department manager, me being one of them.  It was 6 men and me.  I was new to the company and new to the team. It was 1999. I had come to the meeting prepared – both with my notes and with my coffee.  “Julia, I…

Where it All Began: My Story

Where it All Began: My Story

We all have a story. It’s what we do with the story, how we see it, how we tell it, and how it informs our reality, that matters. Here is mine (a very short version): I was born into a home full of love…and addiction. A home full of fun and dysfunction. A home that felt safe…and at times unsafe.…

Redefining Words

Redefining Words

Can you remember the first time someone called you the “B” word? I know it probably hurt and the memory may be quite vivid. I can remember…and it was in 6th grade. Yes, I was only 11. So, although I can’t remember the boy’s name, I remember his statement to me and the class: “You are such a sarcastic Bitch.”…