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Be. Here. Now.

November feels odd to me, this year. I’m not sure if it’s because I am in a weird space with my book re-writes (if you haven’t downloaded your excerpt, you can do so here,) or the early appearance of snow … Read More

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I’m White Supremacist, too

Me, too has been flooding my newsfeed. And me, too. I could list off a number of times I have been merely harassed (I believe harassment and assault can be close cousins and the former can fairly be received as … Read More

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How to Survive a Fall (with gratitude)

Earlier this year, my partner and I moved to a new city and into a new (to me) home. As soon as we arrived, amid the unpacking and settling-in, I loved getting to know our new abode; it’s the same … Read More

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The Evolution of Hope

Before we are even born, there is much hope; hope that the first trimester passes without incident, hope that kicks will be felt, hope that the child will not be cursed with the family nose and hope for a safe … Read More

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Yoga was (or, used to be) for sissies

Believe it or not, I used to be a pretty serious weight-lifting sort. You would not know it by looking at me now, but I used to lift very heavy things in tiny, short sets, not caring that involuntary grunts … Read More

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10 (somewhat) Secret Sources of Grief

Grief. It’s there when someone dies, and that’s perhaps the first type we think of when we think of it. Funerals, flowers, and deep sorrow. But there are many other kinds. With every beginning and ending, there is grief. It’s … Read More

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Relationship Care *for when the world doesn’t make sense

I talk a lot about grief from loss, but there’s a big piece of it that comes from events of the world. When racist hate settled into Virginia this past weekend, I watched it unfold through the safety of the media, … Read More

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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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