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I Lost Myself A Little Bit

September 12, 2016. Something amazing happened this morning. My three daughters got on the school bus together for the first time. To go to the same school. My former school. A milestone. A moment. They were happy as they climbed…

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I’ve Always Loved You

I’m a quote person. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stumbling upon lines in a book and underlining them, returning to them again and again. Other people’s words are sometimes just what I need to imbibe, an…

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Saying I Do to a Life Without Alcohol

I posted an Augusten Burroughs quote on Instagram yesterday, from his latest memoir Lust & Wonder. The quote was, is, a question: “How many of the things I fear or dread are actually things that I want?” Wow. To say…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood

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The Complex Beauty of Not Drinking

I see my therapist once a month. Almost always at 6am. It’s a good time for me because my mind is fresh and uncluttered and I often see things most clearly before the sun is up. I’m grateful for this…

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Denying Our Stories

I just finished another great book, one worth recommending here: Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution by Brené Brown. I’ve long been a fan of Brown’s work – particularly her writing on vulnerability, shame and perfectionism – and…

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How Privileged Are You?

I’ve been thinking a lot about privilege. Because of the horrific things that have been going on in this country, and in the world. Because I’ve recently begun the work of opening my eyes to the privilege in my own…

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On Truth Hangovers & Wounds in the Process of Healing

Last week, I wrote a post called The Slow and Certain Heartbreak of Playing It Safe.  Let me rephrase: I didn’t so much as write it as it tumbled from a place deep within me. I was sitting at a…

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The Slow and Certain Heartbreak of Playing It Safe

Have you ever read a book at the exact right moment in your life? This just happened to me. The book: Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr. Full disclosure:…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen

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The Summer Ahead

It’s already the middle of June. This fact truly baffles me. Yes, I’m susceptible to the nostalgia, the rush of emotion that comes with the end of school year and arrival of summer, but this time, this year, it is…

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ADR Friday Loves 05.27.16

i’m loving… … this restaurant. … this book of poems. … this spare novel. … these glasses on the floor. … this gorgeous building. … the Cinnamon Sugar Danish at this bakery. … this forthcoming Land of Enchantment. … this …

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