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Beyond Competition: What is Actually Possible for Women

Beyond Competition: What is Actually Possible for Women by Tanja Barth. Photograph of woman with hand over heart by Darius Bashar
Photograph by Darius Bashar

While feelings of competition with other women have roots which begin early in life, overcoming this mindset can free us to fully flourish.  

Do you recall how old you were when you were in your first competition? I have a hard time recalling it for myself. However, I watched my little niece when she turned 3 years old, standing in the bathroom with me and her mom in front of the mirror, she looked at her mom

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