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Too Young For Boys

When I was growing up, my sister had a boy crush whose family was troubled. The family’s situation ended badly and the story still haunts me. We hear news everyday but this was the first time a headline broke through my bubble. I understood that tragedy is not elusive. Suicide, murder, heartbreak, loss — these …

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Something Darker

Every so often it’s necessary to put on something sexier than usual — a pair of heels that pinch your toes but transform your legs into dangerous weapons. But this post is not about fashion. It’s actually about writing. Over the past decade or so, I’ve written a lot of yoga-themed, inspirational stuff. I even …

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A Tribute to Grandma

I woke up around 4 a.m., frazzled and feeling the darkness like a strange web. I dreamed of her— her lips were glossy and red as always and I thought how they looked like the candy apples a coworker just made for Halloween. For a few moments, I thought she was still with us. I’d …

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Remember This Truth About Beauty

As a journalist, I spent the last few weeks interviewing women who lost their hair and their breasts as they fought for their lives, battling the beast that attacks 1 in 8 women in America — breast cancer.  We shed tears. “I woke up healthy one day and went to bed terminally ill,” one woman said. …

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Writing Memoir
Essays Writing

Writing Memoir

Why write? I am halfway through my memoir, a collection of essays that is leading me down the dusty roads of my past, barefooted so I can feel my feet sink into the memories. I want to write about the good times — trips to the park with my sons when the cool air made …

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