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ADR Friday Loves 02.05.16

i’m loving… … this How to Raise a Creative Child. … these bookish Valentines. … this book of quotes. … this literary feed. … this page-turner. … these vintage sneaks. … this Holepunch tote. … this good news for overthinking…

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Posted in: ADR FRIDAY LOVES, DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen

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8 Things @ 8 Days Until Publication

Monday morning. February 1, 2016. 5:16am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, at the beginning of a brand new month. It’s quiet. I sip coffee and look around at the trappings of real life. Unopened mail. Avocados that have…

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

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A Happier Hour with Sophie McManus & Helen Ellis

On Monday night, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sophie McManus and Helen Ellis for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. It was a robust crowd despite the wintry weather; we were all eager to hear…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, happier hours, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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The Ramblers – Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!

My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more…

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love now

ADR Friday Loves 01.22.16

i’m loving… … this Happy Hour Without the Booze. … this small, powerful new novel. … this letter. … these sneaks. … these words on kindness. … this dish. … this Gossip. … this wisdom. … this little dress. ……

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How are you doing?

Last night, after we tucked the girls into bed, Husband looked up from his perch on the couch and met my eye and asked me a question. How are you doing?  An iteration of the question all of us get…

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ADR Friday Loves 01.15.16

i’m loving… … this book. … these Ladies of Leisure. … & these Warrior Women. … these stories. … this restaurant. … this movie. … this dress. … these jumpsuits. … this Obama as Literary Critic. … these soups. ……

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Posted in: ADR FRIDAY LOVES, DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE

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breath becomes air

Everyone Should Read This Book

If the weight of mortality does not grow lighter, does it at least get more familiar? (Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air) I read a lot. If there were more hours in the day, I would read even more. Reading…

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“You Really Shouldn’t Drink Right Now.”

On Friday morning, I saw my therapist for our monthly appointment. I arrived at her office at the early hour of 6am and took a deep breath. We had lots to talk about. There’s been a serious health diagnosis in…

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

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The Fine Art of Self-Soothing

First of all, thank you. For reading my Monday post and for leaving such wonderful comments. It’s certainly been a murky time for me, but I feel both optimistic and strong and having your love and support (in addition to…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., The Home Front

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