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9 Things I Learned from Jane Green & Mira Jacob

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour Literary Salon with authors Jane Green and Mira Jacob. Jane talked about her sixteenth novel (!)┬áSaving Grace and Mira talked about her debut The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. The evening was simply…

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On Mindful Drinking

I’ve made myself a promise. Once a month, I will sit down and write about drinking. Why? Because it’s something I once struggled with. Not in an overly dramatic sense, but in a quieter, probably more universal sense. I’d fallen…

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My 5 Stocking Life

Tuesday night. 9:08pm. On my way to bed (yes, uber-early) and paused for a sec to look into my darkened living room. The tree was still lit with its white lights and I stared at the 5 stockings hanging from…

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

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Why Gratitude?

I have a memory. We were gathered with friends around our big white kitchen island. We were talking about light stuff – kids, school, vacations, etc – but then somehow we veered into more meaty existential terrain and started talking…

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Be Well. Be Imperfect. Be Grateful.

Today is the first of December. We got back yesterday afternoon from South Carolina where we spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. It was a good trip even though it was also exhausting and now we are home, happy…

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Thankful

A moment of calm before the holiday storm. I sit in a small coffee shop and I sip my almond milk latte and stare at a screen. Music plays. Two women behind me talk loudly. Outside, people shuffle by and…

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

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here & now 12

Do not wait for life.

1. I work so hard. I pour my heart and soul and body and mind into the things I love most in the world and I go to bed each night hoping against hope that I’m doing okay, that my…

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

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Don’t judge yourself. It’s a process.

I have a history of being tough on myself. I like to make goals and to reach them. I have little tolerance for stumbling, for fumbling, for falling short. And yet. And yet the crazy thing is that this is…

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12 Questions About Love

Do you love yourself?
Do you love what you do?
Do you love your body?
Do you love your mind?
Do you love the family you’ve come from?
Do you love the family you’ve created??
Do you love your partner?…

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7 Wellness Faves

1. Siggi’s Yogurts. I’ve fallen in love with both the coconut and the pumpkin pie flavors. Add a sprinkling of chia seeds and perfection.
2. Sriracha Sauce. My friend turned me onto this super spicy sauce and I’ve been putting…

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