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Can Watching Ellen DeGeneres Cure Depression

No. Watching Ellen DeGeneres cannot cure depression. If it were that simple, we wouldn’t have an epidemic of depression and suicide in this country. No miracle cures–– depression is hard to shake–– but one day of watching Ellen DeGeneres more … Continue reading

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New Year: Living With Intention, Not Resolution

  Another New Year, another chance to change bad habits, or change things we don’t like. That’s been the focus of each New Year for as long as I can remember. I used to buy into the idea of resolutions, … Continue reading

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Build a House or Build a Marriage… Same Thing?

A friend and I were talking the other night about relationships— marriage, and how we advise/ nurture/support our daughters and young women we love, as they navigate waters that we entered a long, long time ago. While most of this … Continue reading

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Is Do Unto Others… Done? And Other Social Cunundrums.

Whatever else was missing in my childhood, manners and certain principles were drilled into me. Always say please and thank you. Don’t reach across the table (fork to the hand kiddo) or talk with your mouth full. Do unto others… … Continue reading

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Hearts That Bleed

If there’s one thing I do appreciate about aging is the perspective that comes with time. Try as I might, I am forever noticing that there are things I still need to work on and areas that I wish would … Continue reading

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The Middle: Atonement…

Tonight marks the start of Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement.  It follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which started last week. These are the High Holy days, the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. Our family is Jewish, … Continue reading

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Nursing My Broken Heart…

If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know I’m unstable. You would have predicted this post, and you can now gloat. It was inevitable. I am supposed to be shopping: enjoying a solo day in the city, time to … Continue reading

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And Finally… We Arrive: Machu Picchu!

After three days of perfect Andean bluebird skies and sunshine, it was unreal when I woke to the sound of rain on the tin roof, that I’d found so charming the night before. Nestled under the cozy alpaca blankets the … Continue reading

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If You Visit My House, And I Offer You Cheez Its… Pass

This is a brief, and I mean brief, detour from the current series of blog posts on our trip to Peru. I’ve missed writing about other things, and frankly the universe has been so busy f—ing me royally, that I … Continue reading

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Lessons in Loss and How The U.N. Really Did Dissolve… Into Puddles.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students last August for the entire school year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little … Continue reading

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