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Why I’m Not Fun at Parties

Why I’m Not Fun at Parties

I was playing Crazy 8’s with my almost-10-year-old daughter yesterday morning and she asked me to teach her how to shuffle. I grew up playing cards, so I can do several tricks that, while fully unnecessary for achieving the result of mixed-up cards, look very cool. I...
Holiday Mantras

Holiday Mantras

Hey there mental health miracles. As we marinate in the stew of the holiday season, I’d like to share two words that are serving as mantras for me this year: permission and choice. Recently I was sitting in a circle of women discussing Thanksgiving and someone...
A Fork in the Road

A Fork in the Road

Yesterday afternoon, my 7-year-old middle child was diagnosed with ADHD. This diagnosis didn’t come as a shock; their father has it, their grandfather has it, their older sister has it. Honestly, I’m starting to feel like the neurotypical odd-duck in a family stew of...
Holy Heartache

Holy Heartache

I was thinking about God Like, maybe She’s a painter–Imagine Her touching the brush To the tip of Her tongue, dragging it through blackberry morning Daubing globs of purple-black onto the edge of the sky Delighting in whimsy, chuckling that when we see sparkles...