I am a privileged person. And it has nothing to do with how much money I make, the car I drive or the house I live in. It has everything to do with the color of my skin. As a white person, I have inherent privileges that many people do not. No one looks at…

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Laura Click

I used to think I understood what it meant to be empathetic. That is, until my husband and I simultaneously battled cancer, infertility and IVF.  Through that experience, we learned a lot about the difference between sympathy and empathy. You see, for the longest time, we hid our struggles from the world around us because…

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Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of a Pandemic

As we were heading in quarantine for the coronavirus almost six weeks ago, I was preparing myself mentally for the challenges that lie ahead. I knew this time would provide opportunities to be brave. And in some weird way, I almost looked forward to the challenge and subconsciously rolled up my sleeves and prepared myself…

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Laura Click - Coping with Collective Crisis

For the past week or so, I’ve been struggling with what to say or write as we enter deeper into this challenging time with the coronavirus. And quite honestly, a lot of that is because I didn’t quite know how I was feeling myself. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions and feelings since the…

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Shifting Perspective When Things are Hard

In just a matter of days, most of our lives have been impacted significantly by the Coronavirus outbreak.  Instead of going about our daily lives, we are cooped up at home trying to make sense of what’s going on around us and how to adapt to this new way of life. There is a lot…

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Laura Click - Bravery of Vulnerability

Recently, I went to dinner with a group of friends from the gym. Prior to heading to dinner, my husband shared some difficult news he had received. It had been a particularly hard day for him after what had already been a challenging couple of weeks. I almost didn’t go to dinner because I didn’t…

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In the early hours of Tuesday morning, I woke up to sirens blaring in my neighborhood. I was disoriented and unsure of what was happening. I looked at my phone and saw an alert about a tornado. I ran down the hall to grab James, my two-year-old son. He screamed when I yanked him out…

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  When it comes to bravery and courage, we tend to give a lot of credit to the hero.  After all, it’s the protagonist in the story who slays the dragon, crosses the finish line or defeats the bad guy. We applaud their courage and their acts of bravery. We celebrate the victor. We give…

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  Did you ever have to use a hall pass in high school? A hall pass was an item you carried with you to show teachers and administrators that you had permission to be walking in the hall.  For most teachers, it was some small token or a badge. But for my history teacher, his…

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  Nine years ago, I wanted to get fired.  I was in a job that I didn’t love. Meanwhile, I was building my marketing business as a side hustle in the hours before and after work. I was excited to work for myself full time. But, I was scared to quit my job. That’s why,…

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