Tag Archives: Love

The Myth of “Just Words”
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Hate. American chose hate. I am still grappling with this outcome, still feel as if one day I will wake from a bad dream. Except this isn’t a dream. Donald Trump has just been inaugurated so our collective nightmare won’t … Continue reading

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Dating … Again
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I’m dating again. This isn’t a place I expected to find myself after my marriage to Michael 1.0 in 1994, but it comes with the territory following a divorce. I get that. I’ve had my share of mid-life dating adventures … Continue reading

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A Question of Settling
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In Summer 2015, when my brother Tom got engaged, I joked he was moving fast. His long-winded divorce had ended just two weeks earlier. “We’ve dated one-and-a-half years,” he said. “And this time, neither of us are settling.” At the … Continue reading

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The Things We do For Love
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The other day I was driving home and saw a man in the middle of the street. It wasn’t a lazy, neighborhood street, but a congested four-lane arterial. He was cutting across mid-way between intersections, weaving through traffic. It was … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Luck (And Other Stuff)
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As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about luck. Most people think it’s incredibly unlucky that after eight years of infertility, my ex and I adopted a baby girl who turned out to have autism spectrum disorder—a … Continue reading

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Success, Failure, and the Drive to Keep Creating
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, as well as five other books and countless publications as a longtime magazine writer — covering music and politics for Spin and GQ. Gilbert also owns and … Continue reading

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The Link Between Vulnerabilty and Creativity
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past ten years studying courage, shame, and authenticity. Brené states that … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Love and Creativity
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. This week I am thrilled to share a powerful talk given by poet, writer, artist, and educator Tanaya Winder, who is a good friend and former classmate of my good friend, Jennifer Simpson. So … Continue reading

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