Keep my anger from becoming meanness

When it comes to anger, our relationship status is “it’s complicated.”  (To be fair, that’s been my relationship status for most of the last decade, but that’s a topic for another day and another blog. Probably an anonymous one.)  I’m one of those kids who grew up around some other peoples’ anger and outbursts, and …

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Intelligent disobedience

I recently learned the phrase “intelligent disobedience” and it’s become one of my favourites word pairings. It originated with service dogs. Think about it: a service dog’s job is to protect its human. They are thoroughly trained and trustworthy. When a service dog strays from its usual, the human should pay attention. Dog won’t leave …

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When you say “but”

I’ve been thinking a lot about the word “but”.  Sure, now you’re thinking, “Oh, here she goes…this is one of those ‘Kelli’s in her head again’ blogs.” Really? If you read this thing, you know that’s pretty much all it ever is. Seriously though. As I recently said to someone, the three little letters in “but” can …

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