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Two Things We Must Try To Do

This morning didn’t begin well.
Little Girl has a bad cold, a cough that’s particularly deep at night, and she slept in bed with us for the third night in a row. Husband took her in the shower to steam…

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

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“Something Has to Give”

I got an email yesterday from author/producer/activist Laurie David. I met Laurie last April when I attended a wonderful roundtable discussion of her movie Fed Up and her cookbook The Family Cooks at the Huffington Post. At the end of…

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

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Does Weight Even Matter?

I spent the majority of the day yesterday at the Beacon Theater listening to The Dalai Lama speak. It was a wild experience. There was a line wrapping around the block, several groups of protestors, and once inside I just…

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The HERE Year Month #8: Wellness

November.
Hard to believe. Time is hurtling by faster than I would like. On Halloween night, as we were tucking our candy-addled girls into bed, I whispered to each of them: Please don’t get any bigger. A silly sentiment, but…

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10 Secrets About Friendship

I am not an expert on friendship. There is no such thing.
What I am is a person, a stumbling and fumbling human being who is deeply interested in questions of life and love. How do we live a good…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, the here year

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I Met My Best Friends On The Internet

Today I bring you another fantastic HERE Year guest post about Friendship. While Jamie raised important questions about the integrity of self and self-worth in our @ Age, Kate Wheeler‘s view strikes me as more sun-blanched. I know that you…

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

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Looking At Myself(ie)

For the past month of the HERE Year, Lindsey and I have been looking at Friendship. It’s a meaningful and wily topic and one that intrigues me to no end. What does true friendship look like and feel like and…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., the here year, Uncategorized

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Friends & Strangers

We are in the last week of October. Believe me, I know how cliched it is to lament the swift passing of time, but here I am, doing just that. My girls will trick-or-treat on my childhood block on Halloween…

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

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ADR Friday Loves 10.24.14

i’m loving…
… this writing workshop (that I adored & will write about soon!)
… this gorgeous hotel
… this Why You Should Write Yourself a Letter.
… this party site.
… these words on the Cult of Speed.
……

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The Perfect Halloween Party at Home

Let’s be clear about something: I’m no Martha Stewart. But I do love a home-spun kid’s birthday party. We’ve done the parties at places where no effort is required other than writing a check and we’ve done parties at home…

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