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Not a New Me, But a New Perspective

I’ve Lost My Ability to Trust I realized today that I don’t have faith in the goodness of others. It’s not something I decided to just stop believing, or was even conscious of. Today, when my daughter’s toy disappeared at the museum, I automatically assumed someone had taken it. This seems like such a small happening, […]

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My Word for 2017: “Boundaries.”

I’m a big fan of happiness and habits guru Gretchen Rubin. (If you’re into podcasts, be sure to check out Happier with Gretchen Rubin.) I’ve been excited to crack open Gretchen’s A Happier 2017 desk calendar since it arrived as a pre-order in August. The first daily prompt encouraged me to select one word to […]

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My Phrase for 2016: “Make It Count”

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” —Annie Dillard The baby had gone down with relative ease; I’d just finished an episode of the deliciously entertaining first season of Unreal; and I was ready to collapse in bed with a book and a mug of tea. As I rose from […]

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Mom’s New Year’s Resolution: Just Say “No”

A couple year’s ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to be more reliable. I had been finding myself in the awkward position of having to be in two places at once and having to cancel on things last-minute. I never considered myself a pushover who couldn’t say “no”–I just didn’t want to not say “yes.” […]

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