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What is Emotional Labor?

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You know when you feel one way on the inside, but you can’t show it on the outside? It’s no secret, because we’ve all felt it; we’ve probably felt it three times today. And it’s only 9:22am. But, we don’t often have the word for… Read More »What is Emotional Labor?

Running with Hope

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On Sunday morning, I was just finishing up mile 5 of my 10k race, when I looked ahead and saw the line of runners snaking up Torrance Boulevard away from the Redondo Beach Pier. This is a nasty hill on a good day, and realizing… Read More »Running with Hope

The Value of Novelty

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Years ago, I spent three semesters studying addiction counseling. I learned a few things; first, I learned we don’t know shit about addiction and addiction counseling. I also learned the power group experiences – namely group therapy – in helping us to be our best… Read More »The Value of Novelty

Beet & Buckwheat Waffles

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1 cup buckwheat flour (If your family is picky about buckwheat, use more whole wheat. Slowly change the recipe until it’s more buckwheat.) 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp. sugar of any type 1 cup coconut milk 4-6 small beets… Read More »Beet & Buckwheat Waffles