Risk to bloom

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“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud

was more painful than the risk to bloom.”

~Anais Nin

I see this wonderful quote frequently. My PAL, Jennifer Paylor, uses it in her email closing. I love the spirit of growth and determination that it communicates.

* I took this photo in my brother-in-law’s garden last weekend in Chapel Hill, NC.

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About Vicki L Flaherty

I am most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing, gardening, photography, or my work. Running and yoga enrich my being. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. As I've focused on living more mindfully, I've found special joy in expressing myself through poetry and photography, and in truly being in relationship with those I meet along my journey.

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