Who Told Me I Couldn’t Do It

My Mother’s Unique Brand of Encouragement

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I must admit I didn’t hear the word “no” very often when I was a kid. My mother’s acting lessons had actually taught her how to recite a pretty good speech of encouragement, and I heard it often enough.

So, when I tried to put a finger on exactly why I had so little motivation, felt so invalidated and discouraged, tried to describe what I was…

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Good work! You’ve found my personal journal. I tell the truth here, and I find the process incredibly healing. You might too. So go ahead. Take a peek.

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Good work! You’ve found my personal journal. I tell the truth here, and I find the process incredibly healing. You might too. So go ahead. Take a peek.

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