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Enemy of the Good

Things are returning to normal around here. The suitcase is unpacked and the warm-weather clothes, still imbued with the briny odor of the sea, have been washed and put away. When I stirred at...

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Fear of the Future

My many years of teaching 8th grade has offered a unique perspective. The entire year is a crossroads, a place where childhood and independence meet and often vie for dominance. The kids are excited...

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A Guidebook to Handling Your Emotions

We don’t come with emotion-handling software already installed. As young children, we were pure, unrestrained emotion. Any disappointment resulted in a red and tear-stained face and joy over the smallest delight would result in...

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Moments of Vulnerability After Divorce

There are things about divorce that nobody tells you ahead of time. This is one of them. Before my tsunami divorce, I felt like a capable adult. After? There were moments where I felt...

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Gratitude Without the Bullsh*t

Gratitude. It’s become quite the buzzword, hasn’t it. It’s right up there with kale and yoga in the perpetual quest for wellness and happiness. We are told we should buy gratitude journals or download...

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