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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Theodore Roosevelt

Do we belong or do we fit in?

I recently read an article that mentioned Brené Brown’s take on belonging versus fitting in.  She explained that when you belong, you let your authentic self expand.  You accept yourself, flaws and all, and your tribe has your back.  When you fit in, you change who you are to suit the room.  You contract your quirks, your light and your greatness to ensure you don’t shine too bright.  Because you can’t stand out if you want to fit in. Continue reading

Moved for the fourth time in four years

Last week we moved for the fourth time in four years.  I must admit, I was in denial the last few weeks before the big day.  The schedule was full of appointments and events and dance competitions.  The packing and purging loomed before me.   Our elementary school was having a book bonanza so I ended up donating about 12 bags of books to the cause.  It looked like I had robbed a library. Continue reading

When we hit a wall

We all have days when we hit a wall.  We wonder, “Can I actually do this?  Why is it so hard?  Why do others seem to succeed while I keep falling short?”

If everything happened easily, we would never become all that we were meant to be. Continue reading

The World Cup

I don’t usually watch sporting events in bars.  Or change my schedule to catch a game.  But there is something about the World Cup.  The idea that the country you live in or the country of your roots is vying to win a World title in a game that is played around the globe by every age group.  A game that only needs a ball, a net and some grit. Continue reading

February 1, 1587

On February 1, 1587 Queen Elizabeth I signed a death warrant for her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots.  Rumour had it that Mary had a plan in the works to have Elizabeth killed.  So treason was the reason for the charge.

There have been some pretty scary leadership stories on the books since the human race got into politics back in the day.  Continue reading

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