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July & August: Where I’ll Be

July. A brand new month.
The plan was to come here today and announce the next topic for my HERE Year. In case you’re new to this site, I have, along with Lindsey Mead, undertaken a yearlong exploration of Presence,…

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11 Insights from Jane Green

On Wednesday evening, I hosted a Happier Hour literary salon here with bestselling author Jane Green. Oh what a night. It was a packed house and we jammed in my yellow living room and talked about marriage and infidelity, twin…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, the here year, The Home Front, Uncategorized, WRITING

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“All of a sudden, everything was different.”

The following is a guest post from S, a reader and friend, who would like to remain anonymous at this point. 
When there was only silence where there should have been a heartbeat I was alone in the exam room,…

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The Marriage & Sex Question

I’ve been writing and thinking lots about marriage. I’ve been collecting and sharing your stories. I’ve been asking questions on Facebook, even marginally daring ones. The other day, I asked:
How important is sex to a marriage?
A) Hugely
B)…

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4,003 Days of Laughter (& Counting)

The following is a guest post from Meg Buckingham of A Chicken Wish.
I met my husband when I was 18 years old, so freshly out of my protected bubble that I hadn’t had time to unpack all my bags…

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On Marriage & Age

Yesterday, Lindsey and I announced that our June topic for the Here Year will be Marriage.
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We met when I was 23 and he was 26. At the time, I didn’t feel overly young, but now I look back…

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The Here Year Month #3: Marriage

In April, I started my Here Year, a yearlong examination of the topic of Presence through a new lens each month. April was Home. May was Parenthood. And June will be Marriage. I’m so excited for the month ahead, but…

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10 Tricks to Become More Present Parents

How can we be more present in our lives? How can we get better at being Here?
In April, I kicked off the Here Year, a yearlong tackling of these important (I think) questions. First, I studied presence through the…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam, the here year, The Home Front

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get a life

Best Piece of Advice Ever?

I’m supposed to be working on my book, but I’m giving myself five minutes tops to post this. Anyway, we’ve established that I’m an Anna Quindlen fan. Last night, I devoured her A Short Guide to a Happy Life and…

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5 Lessons I Learned from a Life Coach

Last week, I had a phone session with a life coach.
I billed it as book research – one of my protagonists is working with a life coach to get through something – but it quickly became more than research.…

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