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I am honored to have been a monthly contributor for 2017 in a wonderful online woman's magazine, Sibyl Magazine: For the Spirit and Soul of Woman.  I have shared my article from each month here on this page. I wish to thank Sibyl English and Sibyl Magazine for creating this empowering publication for women to share their words and gifts as well as providing readers fresh and insightful words to ponder. I had so much fun creating my articles and am very grateful for this opportunity.


“Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphs of nature with which it tells us how much it loves us.”



Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

New Storyline: Being True to Yourself

By Linayah Kei Michael

What does it mean to be true to yourself?

When we learn to become one with ourselves: that is, not being one way inside and another way outside,
we find our truth. We discover our truth and who we really are when we go inward instead of outward.

When we do not try to hide who we really are by showing a false self to the world, we are true to
ourselves. Who you are is a wonderful thing. There is no need to be anything else but that. Pretending to
be someone who is not really you does not serve you at all. Beliefs that we must do what others tell us we
should do, act in ways they say is the correct way to act, dress as others dress, and so on are beliefs that
are not true. Thus we are not being true to ourselves.

So how do you get to that place of being in your truth? Begin by searching and looking within instead of
without. So often we look for answers from others or in places that we find do not hold what we are
seeking. You have all the answers you need within. They are never far away. Yet we seem to think that we
have to go out hunting and turning over every rock we can find for answers that never show up.

You can read every book that is published, listen to recording after recording, attend multiple workshops
and still find you have not discovered the answers.

First one must let the inner wisdom that we all have be the place where we go. Those instincts that tell you
that you should do something or go somewhere are coming from your inner wisdom which is your truth.

Listening to that gut feeling is accessing your true being. When you can be at peace with who you are and
know how magnificent you truly are, you are in your truth. To be in your truth you must completely
acknowledge that right now, in this very moment, that you are perfect in all ways.

Yes perfect! When you can believe in your perfection without any doubt you are being true to yourself.
When you let go of anything that does not serve you, whether it is a job, relationship, and/or beliefs, you
will be in your truth.

Trust your instincts for they will tell what it is you need to do. Trust yourself to follow that guidance that is
right there within you. Your inner wisdom is where you will find the way to joy, happiness and peace of
mind. Go inside and access the vast warehouse of knowledge and wisdom that you have. The answers are

Let the real you shine and share that with the world. Then you will be true to yourself.
This is being in your truth and what it means to be true to yourself.

November 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

Closing Doors on the Old Story

By Linayah Kei Michael

The time comes when we find that we have questions about a career, relationship, an idea that we thought
was something we wanted but now it seems different.

These times happen to all of us quite often. At first we may see them as an ending of something that we
cannot imagine how we can live without it. But with further reflection we can see that it is okay to choose
new. All will be okay and it’s for our better good.

How we react is the key to how it will affect us. If we see it as a bad thing, have thoughts of 'life has dealt
me a bad hand', then we will most likely be dwelling in misery. But misery is not necessary. It’s our choice
to move on and celebrate the new that is to come or to stay being a 'victim of circumstances'.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing comes to us that we don’t want; even if we’re not aware we did
want it. We create everything that happens in our lives at all times. The Universe hears only what we think
or say. If we think things are bad , been ‘dealt that bad hand’, then of course, that’s what we will

Seeing a door as closing for a reason, that it’s the beginning of something new and better instead of the
end of something, we will experience many new and exciting things in our lives.
When one door closes another one opens. And the new doors are always better.

Being grateful for the new opportunities that are coming to you at all times will swing those new doors
wide open. See everything as a blessing no matter how it may appear. Say thank you for the opportunity
to grow and experience more and better things.

There’re always doors waiting for you to open but you need to be alert and notice them. When you do see
them, being open to receiving whatever is on the other side without fear or trepidation will give you a
joyful and wonderful experience.

The Universe wants to bring many joys and abundance to you. If you dance with the rhythm of the
Universe and sing the song of newness without concern of how it will come, you will find that those doors
that are opening will reveal many good opportunities for you. There’s an endless supply for everyone.

Abundance and happiness are waiting for you. It doesn’t matter if you are singing off key or don't know
the correct lyrics. Your key and your lyrics are all that matter.

And lastly, with your new doors, don't put limitations on what you expect to be on the other side. Be open
to exiting things you didn't even think about and surprises that will make you smile. If you allow good to
come to you,  it will. Just know it is right there then only good can come to you.

October 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

Taking Responsibility for Your New Story

By Linayah Kei Michael

I’ve been observing what seems to be occurring with friends, clients, others who express
themselves in social media, groups or intimate conversations. I see that many are done, fed up,
at the end of their rope, tired of being 'stuck', etc.

We all get to that point where we say, "Enough is enough", and decide to do something about changing
what we don't like or want.

For many this can be a very radical feat. It can mean moving on and out of old relationships that aren't
working, leaving jobs that can be suffocating, packing up and moving to a new location which might be far

It’s happening everywhere and with many. More are awakening to the realization that there is more out
there for them besides what they have known for so long, that only they can make the changes that are
needed to live the life they are meant to live: a life filled with joy and abundance.

Where does one begin when they decide to tread the unknown and trust they know the right way to go? It
can be very frightening. We’re conditioned to feel we need to know what is around the corner, what the
future holds, before we will even think about going there.

We’re so much more than we can understand. We have unlimited potential.
Opportunities are always presenting themselves to us. Often we don't see them, as we are focused on our
daily lives, or we ignore them as being silly and ridiculous, perhaps pushing them away out of fear.

When we can learn to trust that we are safe to venture out into new territories, that we can go where we
really want to go, can overcome any obstacle that comes in front of us, we begin to get in the flow of the

The final push that takes us away from the old, from the past into new territory, creates the life we desire
that we have only held in our dreams.

Change is often hard when routine becomes the norm. We get used to being and doing the same things
day after day.

We’re responsible for the experiences we have in life. When beginning to cease resisting change, even
starting over or anew, we activate the process of living the life we are meant to live of unlimited happiness
and joy.

Taking responsibility for our own lives is letting go of thinking we have to do as others think we should do,
stepping into the truth of who we really are, and releasing unforgiveness, blame, feeling as a victim. The
desire for happiness can now flourish.

We all get to this point. Fear is a product of a belief system of untruths. Letting fear and old beliefs go
opens up the doors for creative potential and to find happiness. That is what everyone seeks.

Are you ready to take that leap of faith and take responsibility for your life? If so, why not begin right now?

September 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

Assuming, Accepting, Believing: Old Story

By Linayah Kei Michael

There are so many beliefs and 'rules', ways and things that are done in certain ways that
we have been told are supposed to be done, that if one were to stop and think about them
their head might spin.

I think that it is important to do just that, stop; think about, be with, ponder, sit with and contemplate
the beliefs we have that we just follow because we think they are true.

We all have a belief system that is built into our very being and we are unaware of much of what makes
up that system. We have been told that this is how something is done, this is how we are to behave, this
is what we are to believe, this is what we are to do, and on and on.

These beliefs and patterns have been passed down for many, many generations, and accepted without
question as just how it is.

If we were to take some time to sit and think about them and really try to see them for what they are,
we just might see with a new perspective that they are not serving us in any way, as well as possibly
being detrimental to our lives.

Do you ever ask yourself who told you that something is so or true? Or do you just go along with it as
that is how it has always been? Most just go along with it for they have never questioned it and have just
accepted it as true.

We all do this because we are so programmed to follow what we are told without questioning its validity.

We are in charge of our lives. We can create new beliefs that replace those old worn out untruths that
do not serve us any longer. We can use our amazing imaginations to create new wonderful things in our

When we can release the old negative beliefs by replacing them with new positive knowingness, we can
begin a process of positive change.

I feel it is time to let go of assuming that what has always been is the way it should be and not accept
anything that is not for our Highest Good. By going within and seeking what is really true for us we can
find that the answers will be there.

Don't let others tell you what is right for you. Each of us is unique. We are not all out of a mold, nor do
we have to be the same. What is right for them may not be right for you.

Begin by believing in yourself and then move forward into new territory which is where you are meant
to be. Dare to say ‘no’ to the old worn out paradigms and say ‘yes’ to what is your truth and how your
life as it is meant to be. Don’t assume anything is right just because someone says it is. Create your new
story that is your true story.

August 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

Blessings and Wisdom of Trees

By Linayah Kei Michael

I am a tree hugger in the true sense. There is something about being near a tree or trees, which
brings me to a place of peace.

Often people think of a tree as only a tree. Seeing the sacred being of each tree can be life-changing.
They offer us so much providing shade, oxygen, shelter, nourishment and love. Yes, love.

The first time I really came into touch in a new way with a tree changed me forever. I’d always loved
trees for their majestic presence, the beauty, and the feeling of something bigger than what I could
visually see. The day I met 'my tree' everything changed.

I sit by him and mediate each time I visit. I feel the love in his energy. He’s a big live oak tree that is
hundreds of years old.

The magical moment came when I put my arms around him. As I hugged him I felt his energy
running though me in waves of love. Then he began talking to me energetically. I’ll always remember

I go visit when I can and introduce many friends to him, which he loves. He has given me guidance,
love and joy in what he has to say.

We’re all on a quest in our journey in life to find ourselves and remember who we are. Every
experience is there for a reason to help us move along in growth and expansion.

Yet we tend to often get bogged down with our daily lives, moving through life in a mindless way. We
see only what is around us and nothing more. We strive to 'just make it' through each day.

Then one day we begin to feel that there must be more to what we have and it has to be better. This is
the beginning of what is known as 'awakening': awakening to a Higher Power that is within ourselves
and finding that we are not alone and are quite connected. We awaken to seeing more around us. We
see the beauty of a bird or sunset; see others in a new way. We see blessings and love in everything,

Then we begin to want to find something that will give us answers so we search and search.

We do learn a lot, but finally it comes to a point where we must begin to look within, where every
answer we want resides.

Searching and exploring is beneficial yet the truth of who you are and your Divine essence is found in
the roots.

Every part of our emotions, feelings, thoughts and beliefs are rooted in something. To heal what does
not serve us will be found in those roots. Go within and not without. Tap in to your inner wisdom and
listen to what your heart tells you. Ground into the being that is you and plant yourself in the knowing
of how magnificent you are. Stand tall as the mighty tree and let a new story emerge.

July 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

New Dance – New Story

By Linayah Kei Michael

Life is a dance and if we are willing to get out on the dance floor letting the music flow
through us and move us, we find so many doors of opportunities and possibilities for us.
Choose your dance steps and your music and be free to move in the way that feels good to you.

Those who remain on the sidelines as onlookers will never know the joy and bliss of taking those
first steps. Life has many opportunities waiting for us to grab and try out. Even when we don't know
the proper steps to the dance, that’s okay, for it’s better to make up our own anyway.  We are each
unique in our own special way. Your journey is unique in that it is yours and unlike another's.

Taking that first step is the hardest, but once we do, so many things can open up. One step at a
time, once dance at a time, is all that is needed.

There’s no need to get out and dance a fast paced tango or jive. Instead a nice and easy foxtrot or
waltz will bring as many if not more doors of opportunities for you.

Baby steps are perfect if that’s what feels right to you. Often we think we have to rush to conquer
time in a frenzied way. On the contrary, it’s the wise one that takes all the time they need to get to
where they wish to go.

This doesn’t mean to stay on the edge of the dance floor with fear, procrastination, and lack of self-
esteem holding you back. Take one step at a time, doing it with confidence and trusting in yourself.

Each step will be easier than the last one.

Think of it this way as you look out on the dance floor with a yearning to dance the dance of life:
you’re at the threshold right now of pure potential. All you have experienced has brought you here.
Cross over into unlimited potential letting it flow with ease and grace; one step at a time, to dance
your dance. Sway with the music of the Universe letting your imagination soar.

Who cares if anyone is watching? We get caught up in worrying about what others will think of us
which makes us afraid to move forward. Freedom comes when we let go, daring to be ourselves and
daring to do our dance in our own way.

It is always necessary to expand your horizons. Don’t limit yourself in anything that you want to
achieve. To be willing to risk doing the unusual is often actually less of a risk than staying with the
ordinary.  Those who notice will be the ones who will be inspired by you and your special dance.

Don't let the opportunities pass you by. Get out there and dance the dance of your life in the way
you want it to move. Flow with the dances of opportunity that wait for you!

June 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

Choosing Joy as Your New Story

By Linayah Kei Michael

For me being in joy and finding joy in each moment is the only way to in-joy life.

Joy is a natural state of being. It is also a choice. The vibration of joy is very high and goes hand-in-
hand with love and gratitude. We can choose sadness, anger, fear etc., or we can choose joy, love
and appreciation for life.  Anger and fear cannot exist with joy and love.

I don't always try to be joyful. It is just part of who I am. I am not in that joyful place all of the time,
but I do choose it most of the time. I am getting better and better at shifting my joy-lever to high.
For me joy changes my outlook on everything. When I choose to be in and embrace joy, I experience

This I know for a fact and it is why I strive to shift from the emotions of fear and anger, being a victim
and being judgmental, to being in a state of joy.

My outlook is to always see sunshine instead of shadows and opportunities instead of obstacles.

Think of a child as they play and their enthusiasm in and for life. They don't think about the need to
be joyful, they just naturally are. Isn't it fun to observe children at play? The giggles and laughter, the
uninhibited fun and playfulness is all joy-filled.

When you can be joyful you just might be able to help another shift to that state of being as well. That
natural state of being sometimes just needs a little help letting it out. Joy, like laughter is contagious.

How much joy do you receive when you have done or said something that makes someone light up
and brings a smile, and perhaps laughter, to them? Just one simple word or gesture can do this.

Share joy and happiness with others for in this sharing comes the best prescription for healing there
is. When you feel you have inspired someone in any way, happiness and joy can come to you.
Everyone benefits in many ways.

There is always something in everything and everyone that is beautiful and precious. To help them
see this is a very wonderful thing and the joyful feeling you gain is immense.

I also believe that joy comes from being thankful.  Do you appreciate a pet, a child or perhaps a
beautiful sunset, a meal that is delicious, being with those you love, a flower or bird that is nearby?
Each of these can bring joy to us if we notice it and consciously choose to feel gratitude for it being

The rewards are endless when we choose joy to be our 'way of life'. Of course we will always
experience times when it can be hard to see how we can be joyful, but we can choose to shift how
we see.  Isn’t it is much more fun to have your story be one of joy, humor and love?

May 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

New Story: Acceptance, Allowing and Answers

By Linayah Kei Michael

We are continuously creating and re-creating in our lives. When we understand we are the
only ones who create what we experience and accept that everything that happens is ours, then we
can allow for change and create a new story; healing emotions such as fear, unforgiveness, anger;
anything that keeps us from joy, happiness, and fulfilling our dreams.

When we can say to ourselves, 'Okay, I created this by having fearful thoughts," or "I have this in
my life because I have been angry or judgmental of something or someone else", and accept that it
is just another part of the learning process we experience, we can move on.

Understanding that it is here for a reason we can let it go and take a big step in the game of life.

By allowing it to be there and not being judgmental of ourselves for its existence, we take another
giant step.

Each of us has moments when we are hard on ourselves, getting into the habit of not accepting who
we are and find ourselves in the cycle of thinking we have made mistakes or bad choices which leads
to anger with ourselves as well at the situation or persons involved.

We have choice in everything we do and say. As we stand back and look at ourselves, seeing the true
Divine beings we really are as Spirit sees us instead of seeing unhappiness, fear, anger, and
hopelessness, we are able to get in the flow of a new story.

We can be hopeful knowing that all is just fine and that there really is nothing to worry about, feel
joy and happiness because we know we have complete trust and faith knowing that we have nothing
in the past that has anything to do with today. The past is over. It now has no bearing on today and
when we embrace this we can let go of anger and unforgiveness knowing that they only create
unwanted 'problems' for us.

By accepting this and allowing the Universe to bring us all the beautiful things we are meant to have,
being open to receiving the answers we want, many magical things can come to you.

We put walls up out of fear thinking it will protect us yet in all actuality it blocks what we want to
come. If we resist change it only serves to bring that which we don't want to us. It is our choice to
move on or remain in that old story.

Being grateful for everything that comes into your life no matter what it is, because it truly is a gift
even though outward appearances don't seem that way, is to trust in the Universe and yourself. You
can change anything that does not serve you at any time by letting go.

So when something occurs in your life, put positive energy into it with your thoughts and actions.
Don’t react. Just let it flow.

Accept. Allow. Receive the answers you want.

April 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

New Story of Imagination and Focus

By Linayah Kei Michael

To many, imagination is something frivolous and a pastime for children. How many times
have you been told, or were told as a child, 'It's all in your imagination' as if that is a bad thing?
Imagination is a great tool.

When we use our intuition, our intuitive senses, we are actually allowing our inner self to imagine
something. And with the intuition, we tune in to the power of knowing, seeing, hearing and sensing
that we all have.

Creativity begins with imagination. The artist, poet, author, and choreographer all create from
imagination. They imagine what it is they want to create and bring into reality.

We all can create by using our imaginations. When we create new beliefs that replace those that no
longer serve us, those old stories, we are moving into our imagination.

When we dare to dream, we dare to be powerful in living a life of our highest imagination. To dream,
imagine and create the life our heart desires is what life should be all about.

Being fearless in using the imagination and creating the dreams we truly want comes when we know it
is safe to do so. All creativity has to begin somewhere. Imagination and dreaming of what we desire,
want and intend is, in my opinion, where the seedling is planted that will blossom into that beautiful

One way for this to happen is: instead of seeing a problem, imagine and see the desired outcome as
already done.

What we see we perceive.  When the imagination is not being freely used, we will see only what the
mind tells us is real. But when the heart is allowed to be the guide and no restrictions or limitations
are put onto what it shows us, our imaginations can take us to places we never knew were possible. If
we let it be in focus, life can be filled with magic, and many new and wonderful things.

I believe that imagination is more important than actual knowledge. It is the direct line we have to
true intelligence and greatness. We can read all the books that tell us what the facts are, but if we
don't use our imaginations to be open to all kinds of possibilities we are denying ourselves a beautiful
gift. Imaging can turn into happenings when we allow it. Within imagination, there is no border, no
box of limitations, no set way an outcome must become.

It is like open season on all possibilities and how fun is that?

If we can see with eyes that are seeing more than what is right in front of us and around us, and see
everything in a new way, so much can change and our lives can be fulfilled and lovely. Imagine that!

Make your new story one of unlimited dreams and desires.

Here's to imagination that has full rein to travel wherever it wants to take us.

March 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

New Storyline = New Outcome

By Linayah Kei Michael

When I began my journey in what is called ‘awakening’ ten years ago, I had no clue what
I was doing or where I was going. I just knew I had to move into this new life no matter what
might occur. Now upon reflection, I can see that I have accomplished much, I have grown in so many
ways, and I have learned to trust myself as well as my amazing team of Angels and guides. I can
see the experiences that I created in what seems like many years, some not pleasant at all, and how
I have learned from and worked through them. Again, my beloved team was with me every step of
the way, nudging me along as I often trudged through murky waters. There were many stories that
I created along the way!

I continue to embark into new experiences and creations that unfold and show up just when they are
intended to come. I believe in not holding on to or dwelling in the past whatsoever. I believe that past
does not matter now and only the lessons learned will remain with me. I live in this moment and let
everything else come in perfect timing, trusting that it will. We are all master creators and anything we
want to create can become our reality.

When we get caught up in the drama and chaos that is around us (and sometimes within us), is when
we have forgotten who we are, why we are who we are, and how to trust.

We are in a human experience and so once in a while we will all fall back into old ways and perhaps
even into old stories. After the initial reaction, it is what we do to overcome anything we experience
that is not to our liking, that we show our amazing abilities. We are Divine beings and everything we
experience we have said ‘yes’ in order to expand, grow, and ascend. How awesome
is that? How awesome are we!

Change is a good thing. We often fear change because we don't know what the outcome will be. If
we can trust that everything is aligned perfectly and there is absolutely nothing to fear along with
not having to know the details, we give the Universe that go-ahead to bring to us all that we desire
and deserve. There truly is nothing for us to worry about.

Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. Believe that you can be and do anything your heart
wishes. Let it guide you as it will always do so in love.

Let's get creating! There is no better time than NOW! We get to tell a new story each and every day
if we choose. Those old stories are tired and we need to find a new storyline and plot. It is time to
rewrite and to begin anew.

February 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

Same Story - Same Life Experiences

By Linayah Kei Michael

As I reflected on where I am now and what I have become, my mind went to the thought
of creating. What do I want to create in my life now? What do I want to achieve?  What do I want to
release? What are my intentions?

If we can look at what has happened as just that - something in the past, no longer here - and release
it completely, then we can move forward without any baggage of what we think should have
happened, what could have happened, or if done differently, would have happened. It is in the past; it
doesn't matter anymore.

Once we move beyond all of the past we can begin to concentrate on the "Unwritten Now" and what
we wish to achieve. What is it that you truly desire? Allow the energy to flow within and around you.
Be still and listen to your heart, to your inner wisdom; you will hear what your soul is telling you.

Let yourself be proud of your accomplishments.  Look at everything as a blessing no matter what it is.
When you can do this and be in gratitude for all of it, you have taken a very large step. Everything
that occurs is for a reason; to help us grow.

When you decide to make the changes that you need and create what you truly want, you can move
forward. The ability to create your own experience is yours alone. No one else can do that for you.
Allow your vision of what it is you want, who you want to be, and all that you want to achieve to flow
from your heart. Then listen to what your soul is telling you and guiding you towards.

You are the creator of everything in your life, so create a masterpiece. There is no limit to the power
we each have within us to create our dreams and desires. We are in the driver's seat of our lives and
the Universe will respond when we trust ourselves and know the power we have within us to create
and succeed. The Universe will support all of it, if you allow it to do so.

Dare to dream and dream big dreams. It is all at your fingertips if you want it. Do you want a new
career, new relationship, financial security, to relocate to a more desirable place, to write a book or
become a successful artist? It is all possible if you trust yourself to accomplish it. If you are in a space
of love as you dream your dreams and desires you can do it! Become powerful in manifesting by
knowing that you can and will do it! You deserve to have abundance, health and happiness. It is your
life! It is your birthright to have what you want, and the wish of your Creator for it to be.

Happy manifesting! Happy new you!

January 2017

Sibella Circle Member & Visionary Leader

Is It Taking You Where You Want to Go?

By Linayah Kei Michael

The day the Angels moved in to live with me is the day that my life changed completely.

Yes they were always here but it was when I consciously became aware of their loving presence that
everything began to change in ways that I could not have ever imagined. I look back now and it is
difficult to remember what it was like to not realize what was available to me.

I could write volumes of instances where Angelic guidance and intervention has blessed me. But
there is one that stands out as one of the most profound lessons that I received. I was in the midst
of complaining about how unfair life was and lamenting how the Angels were not answering my
requests (they were actually more like pitiful pleas than requests). It went on and on.

I am clairaudient. Spirit talks to me and I hear them in what sounds like thoughts in my mind. So
here I was, in the ‘pity-me’ mode when I heard very clearly, “When are you going to stop telling that

That shook me out of the self-imposed victim role and I was able to shift things completely.

We are the storytellers, the writers, the publishers, the editors of our story. We are the actors,
directors and producers of our play. We can put whatever we want into our story. Our beliefs,
thoughts, and self-images are what we portray in those stories.

We can be victims if we choose (most everyone chooses that part more than is realized).

When we are unhappy with something in our lives, or even in life in general, we can fall into telling
the story of how horrible everything is. We then will become that story. Have you ever listened to
someone telling how things are not working and he or she did something to them? Often they tell
that story to everyone who will listen. That is their story, that is who they are and that continues to
be their reality.

We are the creators of our lives. We can change anything that isn’t working by deciding that we are
not going to tell that sad, sorry story anymore.

In my view, the best way is to begin to find the blessings and the beauty in everything no matter
how it may seem. There is always a blessing and joy to be found when we decide that is what we
want to see and say that the old story is no longer who we are. Is the glass half full or half empty?

Perhaps it can always be refilled?

The lens you look through is how things will be.

By removing the blinders so as to look with new eyes, life can be seen as a gift filled with joy and
fun. Perhaps a new prescription/story is all that is needed. We are meant to live a joyful life. It is our
choice. What is your story today?

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