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I’m done intellectualizing grief

I’m one of those people who cries at sappy commercials, especially the extended Thai life insurance ads with the Good Samaritans who …

A Tree for Love and Luck

When I started planning my last (?) holiday tree, I tried to think about the energy we need for 2022. What can …

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On actually achieving goals

A few years ago, I read a short article about how of the people who make resolutions in January, more than half will …

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Must-read books from 2021

Yep, books are absolutely my coping mechanism in this crazy world. I inhaled 92 last year, just short of my 100-book goal. …

22 Goals for 2022

A couple weeks ago, my social media timelines were alive with people discussing their top 2021 accomplishments. My first thought? I survived. …

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Ruminations on the work/life balance lie

Full disclosure: I hate the phrase “work/life balance.” The phrase and associated societal conversations are too simplistic and set an unrealistic bar, especially …