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Blog – Page 3 – Vault Associates
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Please… Don’t Touch the Apples

  • On May 18, 2020
I armored up in mask and topped off my hand sanitizer for my every 2-week run to the grocery for fresh food. On the other side of the produce section, there is a guy standing at the bin where all the apples are piled up. No mask. Picking up the apples, one at a time, examining. Evidently searching for the “best” ones to put in his bag.
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Why Can’t I F***ing Write?

  • On April 2, 2020
Have you ever taken a whitewater rafting trip? That’s what Covid-19 virus days are feeling like right now. Three weeks ago, I was lazily drifting down the river, enjoying the view. A thundering sound ahead jarred me to attention. Coming around a bend and I’m heading directly for some Class V rapids...and I’ve lost my paddle! 
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I Am Enough

  • On February 27, 2020
“No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid. and that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” from the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW Click to enlarge image
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The most personal is the most creative.

  • On February 20, 2020
“The most personal is the most creative.”   –Boon Joon Ho, acceptance speech for Best Director, 2020 Academy Awards, referencing advice he was given by Martin Scorsese  Wow! This insight blows my mind.   My first reaction was that focusing on ‘what’s most personal’ is so limiting—I only have a finite set of experiences. I think like this. I have these preferences. I like these things; I don’t like those. I […]