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Conversations with an Introvert

Confession: I am an introverted bookworm who would rather shove toothpicks under my fingernails than make small talk. Yes, I will talk about the weather, when I must, but I am also very likely to avoid circumstances where I must … Read More

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The Whys Wisdom of Grief

Early last week, I rose early to prepare for what felt like an important date with grief. My cousin, who left behind a young family and was only five days into his thirtieth year, was being laid to rest. I … Read More

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Taking Temperatures

Some days, I feel on top of the world; I get in my run, I hit all my deadlines, I have conversations that matter, I eat salads instead of leftover Christmas chocolate, and I am winning. Other days, I feel … Read More

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My 6 Anti-Resolutions for 2017

I’m just going to come out and say it: the first week of January sucks. It does. In fact, the first half of January can probably pucker up and go kiss my ass. No matter how peacefully I try to … Read More

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Ritual Magic

My writing ritual: tap the enter key on the far right of my keyboard, sit in the chair, spin the chair around and turn on the salt lamp, touch the crystal on the base of my monitor, light the candle, … Read More

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Good Grief (It’s the holidays)

I have a love/slightly contentious relationship with Christmas. I love the spirit of giving pieces of my heart to my most loved. I love going to church (any one will do) to soak in words of hope, to hear “Be … Read More

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The Magic 5

I talk about relationship with some people and I can see their eyes glaze over with the story of it: that it’s hard, that it’s work, and that like Pinterest, it may, possibly, involve a lot of mason jars. It’s … Read More

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What’s Enough, Anyway?

Ok, we’re going to talk about SEX. A few weeks ago, I jumped on a call with some clients, and when I asked where they wanted to go in the session, they blurted out: “Sex. We want to talk about … Read More

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My Girl Crush

Because I am now old and have very little recollection of what happened in which decade (seriously, am I the only one? I blend Expo 86 with the events of the mid 90’s, vividly remember where I was when we … Read More

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Let Your Anniversary Change the World

I have been thinking about celebration a lot lately. I was comfortable enough with my work-to-celebration ratio. I mean, celebration is the more-fun cousin of gratitude, and I talk about it all the time, and now it’s actually fuelling a … Read More