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A Letter to Your Future Self

A Letter to Your Future Self

So proud to share this one. My beautiful daughter wrote an amazing letter, and they published it in The NY Times today. What would you write to your future self so you don't forget the lessons you've learned in this liminal space? Here's what she had to say: A 12-Year...

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I have doubts.

I have doubts.

Early in the pandemic I started to regret my brief foray into minimalism slightly. I still have a small space and like order, but I can understand now why my grandparents and my parents saved so much. I wrote about it and it's up on The Washington Post's, The Lily,...

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List-making in a Dark Time

List-making in a Dark Time

For any other list-makers out there, I published this on HerStories yesterday.""In this time of quarantine, my lists are offering me space outside of the walls of my home, a way of making sense of chaos, a self-imposed structure on structure-less days, and even a way...

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Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

“Why does anybody tell a story? It does indeed have something to do with faith. Faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.” ― Madeleine L'Engle  There is a lot of...

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A little turn or two

A little turn or two

"In our deepest self we keep living with the illusion that we will always be the same." Henri Nouwen In the wake of Sunday's tragedy, I found my mind instinctively doing something it did when I got my own "phone call" and tragic news—trying to figure out a way to turn...

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