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Is Our Capacity to Love Limitless?

I think I want another baby.
I say I think because I genuinely do not know if this is something I want. Is that weird? To not know what I want? The truth is that I cannot tell whether I’m…

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

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The 4 Elements of True Love

According to Thich Nhat Hanh, there are four elements of true love: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. Now I’ve never believed that things as unwieldy and ineffable as love can be broken down like this, but I’ve got to…

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Big Love Moments

The girls were off school yesterday. They were up early and I rose a bit later and we let Daddy sleep in a bit. There was this small stretch of time when we hung out in our pajamas on the…

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

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ADR Friday Loves 02.13.15

i’m loving…
… these 28 Days of Play.
… this sweatshirt.
… this article on happy words.
… this piece on love & lying.
… this book.
… & this book.
… these ways.
… this Year of Us.
……

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE

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A Happier Hour LA with Dani Shapiro & Sarah Manguso

On Tuesday night, I had the privilege of attending a Happier Hour Literary Salon in Los Angeles with authors Dani Shapiro and Sarah Manguso. My friends/colleagues/fellow scribes Claire Bidwell Smith and Jillian Lauren hosted the evening at Jillian’s beautiful home…

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

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ADR in Los Angeles!

 
I’m in Los Angeles, guys. I flew here yesterday. Despite the wintry mess on the East Coast, my flight wasn’t a minute delayed and I got myself here. I’m only here until tomorrow, but came for tonight’s Happier Hour…

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Do You Have the Perfect Body?

Confession: I have an easier time loving myself when I’m happy with my body.
Is this true for you too? Are your sense of self and body-confidence intertwined as mine are? I go back and forth between thinking that this…

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

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ADR Friday Loves 02.06.15

i’m loving…
… this heart-wrenching piece on love & loss.
… this post on naming.
… this Advice to My Younger Self.
… this Describer’s Dictionary.
… this Learning to Drive.
… these wee dungarees.
… these Daily Rituals.
……

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Do What You Love?

I remember that point in college where everyone started to think (and panic) about the real world, about what we’d do when we graduated. The thing is though I don’t remember panicking too much, or even thinking too hard. Can…

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On Nostalgia & Love

I’ve been looking through old photos. Thousands of them. And this has been fun, but it has also made me feel wistful and nostalgic. And now I’m wondering about the relationship between nostalgia and love. When we feel nostalgic for…

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