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How Much Social Energy Do You Waste On Guilt?

I was recently conversing with a friend about her active social calendar. G was having a difficult time fitting in all the things she felt she needed to fit in to appease all the people who had invited her to … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Closure and Why Are We All So Desperate For It?

Closure: The bringing to an end. Conclusion. So that’s what it is. It is a finale. An acceptance that something is over. A termination. But if we are speaking about relationships then I think closure is something else. Something different. … Continue reading

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Are You Taking Care Of Yourself?

We read about it all the time, right? How self-care is important. How we (women) must learn to set aside time for US. How we spend so much energy and effort caring for others – children, husbands, parents, friends – … Continue reading

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The Beginning Of A New Journey

Do you know when a new journey begins? Every day. Every single day. THAT is when a new journey begins. This magnificent revelation came to me this morning when I was vacuuming up evergreen needles from our living room floor. … Continue reading

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Out Of The Cocoon Of Normalcy

Are you normal? Or are you not? Do you fit in? Or do you stand out? And whatever it is that you are, do you ever wish you were the other? These are questions that I personally have struggled with … Continue reading

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What Is The Perfect Relationship?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships. I mean A LOT. Like more than my usual boatload. Not really sure why? Have I ever told you what the three most important things in life are (in my ever so … Continue reading

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Great Expectations … and Why We Should Abandon Them.

I recently engaged in a dialogue with a friend about keeping score. She was telling me how her mother used to keep score all the time. About social engagements. As in “We invited them so now it’s their turn to … Continue reading

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