Persuasion

Let’s get political!

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I used to think that if everyone would just keep their impassioned ideals to themselves, we could avoid these tense exchanges. The problem with this false solution, however, is assuming that political ideals are something you can place in the corner (Baby style) while you continue on with the rest of life.

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Fired… or Freed?

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I got fired by a client today. Before you feel too badly for me, let me explain. This client is a longtime colleague and friend, and I was tasked a few months ago to help her with an ongoing mini-writing project. Today when we were chatting, catching up about our…

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Persuasion Podcast Lessons and Carols Series

Persuasion Podcast Holiday Mini-Series!

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Christmas is here! And Persuasion has you covered. Check out the mini-series Hannah and I recorded, call Lessons & Carols. There are three episodes, each one touching on the lessons we’ve learned from the popular carols we sing every year—and how those lessons set us up for some not-so-helpful holiday…

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A Little Refresh for Persuasion Podcast

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For more than three years now, Hannah Anderson and I have been meeting on Persuasion to talk about everything from food preferences and movies, to political upheaval and relationships. This steady talking has shaped me in myriad ways. I am forced to think through issues beyond the hottest hot takes;…

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The Guilt Factor in a Woman’s Work

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Over the years, women’s rights activists have championed a society that embraced the voices, gifts, and talents of female persons. Their vision and determination produced profound societal change. Women gained rights in the marketplace, in politics, and in the home. Women have opportunities and access as never before. With rights…

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Maybe Communal Living Isn’t So Strange

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As the kitchen sink gurgled, I began praying. Begging and pleading—even panicking—were also involved as water began to back up from the disposal I had just stuffed with leftover Amish noodles. It was definitely clogged, possibly broken. Even worse? It wasn’t my kitchen. We were staying with new friends who…

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