Wild Thing

A few days ago, the wonderful Jennifer Garam tweeted this quote from Isadora Duncan: “You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” It spurred some fun conversation about our wilder selves, and inspired Jennifer to write a great post about hers. You should visit her blog and maybe post some of your own […]

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Her Best Life

I read this post over at Scoutie Girl all about how to deal effectively with criticism. It’s smart, helpful. You should read it. But there were two sentences in particular that struck me. In discussing fear of failure, Tara Gentile wrote that if our wildest dreams succeeded, we would revel in those successes and plan […]

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The Truth Post

I’ve been carrying this post around inside me for a while, thinking a lot lately about truth. Like everyone, I guess, I’m drawn to a notion of truth that is sturdy, pure, unyielding. You can build a nation on the kind of truth I’m drawn to, expose corruption, solve mysteries, fight evil, save your soul, […]

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The Other Things I’m Grateful For

See what I did there? I inserted the word surprising. That’s because awesome people read my blog, and, as awesome people, I know you are grateful for your families and friends and the invention of cheesecake. What I want to know is what else you are grateful for – the unexpected, weird, wonderful, funny, off-color things that make […]

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What’s on your to-do list?

I have that quote posted on the bulletin board above my desk. It reminds me that my life is made of actions. Whatever I believe,  whatever philosophies I embrace or dreams I refuse to let go of, it is the things I do every day, big and little, that matter. So, with that in mind, I […]

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A chorus of howls

Amidst all the glittery, glamorous, star-studded Christmas parties I’m invited to each year, I was very excited to attend my first ever Solstice celebration on Saturday. Part of the reason I was so excited was because the invitation promised comfort food and a “Howlellujah Chorus at 7:00.” I know, right? A Howlellujah Chorus? I’m so […]

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When we talk about love

Let’s talk love. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, both the word and the experience of it. The word is the harder thing for me to grasp, since love itself, the experience of it, is rarely an intellectual pursuit. It comes unbidden. It’s impolite. Love doesn’t care if this is a good time. […]

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Learning to play dead

In yoga, savasana, or corpse pose, looks just like it sounds. You lie on your back – legs straight, feet falling outward, arms to your side, palms up – everything relaxed. You let go of the very muscles and breathing you’ve been hell-bent on controlling for the previous hour, and you rest. Deliberately. Consciously. Not […]

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Ponderin’

It’s been a while since I did a question of the day. So here are three for you to ponder. And, of course, I would love to hear your answers to any or all of them. Let’s play! Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyous simpleton? If you had to move to […]

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A Little More Barefoot All The Time

Last weekend, I stopped being friends with someone. I just decided. I can’t remember ever just deciding to do that before. It’s weird. Drastic. Not like me. In the past, I’ve stayed in bad relationships because I have this (truly annoying) tendency to assume I’m the problem and that if I just exercise more patience, […]

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