Posts in Stories We Tell Ourselves
Why is patience a virtue?

My entire life I have been told that patience is a virtue. I’m sure you have too. This word has come up with such alarming consistency this week that I had no choice but to dive deeper and make it the Weekly Word. Patience is a balm that I have spread on myself for years. This is why I was so startled when I learned that the Latin origin of the word is ‘suffering’.

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How to stay stuck

Last night, I went to a holiday party. I found myself next to the hors d'oeuvres talking to a woman whom I’ve met a few times before. We settled into a conversation about pets (a popular topic among acquaintances). It didn’t take me long to realize that I was conversing with a walking Story Trap.

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