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Rachael Gaibel works as a career, life, and well-being coach who helps women address obstacles to uncover possibilities and make meaningful change in their life and work. She also works as a leadership development content writer and consultant. She is a writer, mother, wife, nature lover, and aspiring creative. Visit her website here. Check out her newsletter here.

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How I Found the Good Within the Difficult

“Inner strengths are the supplies you’ve got in your pack as you make your way down the twisting and often hard road of life.” ~Rick Hanson

“I had a rough day. Can we talk?” I asked my husband in 2015 after coming home from work. He nodded, and we sat down on the couch.

I continued: “I got really challenging performance feedback from my manager today. It was hard to hear because I know it’s true.”

It was the most significant critical feedback I had received at once. All afternoon, I’d ruminated on the conversation. I had sat in the …