1. Own Your Pain Like a Mother

    When I was in college, I worked at the fitness center. Every year just before spring break my colleagues and I fielded the same question: “How do I get buff for spring break?” Without fail, the question would be posed 2 weeks before the first day of spring break, and...
  2. The Dance of Story: Discovering Your Flow

    I love the dance metaphor applied to things that seem serious and scary (think dating after divorce, single mommin’ it through the toddler years). I first thought about it right before I launched this blog and made my writing visible. How much was appropriate to share? Would anybody read it?...


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