In the end people remember less about things that you think are weird about yourself, or what you wore, or how much you weigh. Instead they remember how you made them feel.
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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside. Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away. Let us not get so caught up in our […]
Hello, Mamas! When was the last time you sat and chatted over coffee with a friend? That’s what I thought. I can’t remember either! Social media has taken the place of our “village” in many ways. We use it to stay in contact with far flung family and friends, as well as crowd source […]
I often feel like I’m charging forward in life, while my heart runs behind me, trying to catch up. Journaling and physical movement provide much-needed space to “metabolize” emotion, so-to-speak, so that I can face life with clarity. This alone is worth the time investment required.
It’s now the year 2018. A revolution is coming. A movement, in fact, where we no longer throw out empty words. Words such as “Let me know if you need anything?” or “Is there is anything I can do?” when a friend is in need. We all know where those words end up. They fall […]
Days after my oldest was born, I found myself walking around in a fog. I was still recovering from a painful cesarean delivery—one I hadn’t planned for or expected. I was trying to adjust to my new normal: sleep deprivation, stressing about trying to nurse my baby and looking beyond recognition. “Welcome to Motherhood,” I […]
The tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and from the outside everything looks normal. But there’s an empty chair at the table and an empty feeling in your heart. The holidays can be hard when hard your spouse is deployed. My husband and I have spent our fair share of holidays separated after 9/11, when […]
I’m lucky that in the span of our conversation, we bridged the gap that had formed between us. We could try again. And this time, we started over with the understanding that we were different. We started over knowing that we could be completely ourselves with one another; that we had the permission to disagree.
I don’t have to follow this unspoken rule of this Get a Gift, Give a Gift. It’s the sole reason why I don’t like gift giving. It feels forced and unauthentic. Last year, I decided to break the unspoken rule on a test run. It was marvelous.
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