Guest Post: Are You Flinch Tolerant? Why You Need to Burn to Heal

The first time I touched a flame I flinched. Natural reaction to the rising heat against my delicate skin. A primal instinct of “Ouch, that hurts”! As I’ve grown older the flame real and metaphorical is harder to flinch at. There’s a numbness or rather a tolerance to the things I inherently know are bad …

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Ten Reoccurring Times I’ve Disappointed My Mother

Ten Reoccurring Times I've Disappointed My Mother (Ranked by the length of time she holds out the last syllable of my name.) 10. I Haven't Booked My Tickets Home for a Wedding Yet Syllable Count: Amandaaa 9. I Haven't Figured Out Those Medical Bills Yet Syllable Count: Amandaaaa 8. I Forgot to Call My Grandpa On His Birthday …

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