Discussion thread: what are you learning from children about how to survive and adapt? This week, I published a letter exchange between my pregnant, brilliant friend, Allison Cook, and myself about the insanity of bringing a human …
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Dear sweet friend, Your letter was so beautiful, and evidenced by the response from so many friends and strangers, it resonated with a lot of people. W…
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All of us are, no doubt, trying to process how this pandemic is going to shape our shared future. Will we truly “live” more online, even with the shelt…
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Greetings from the inside of my 1300 square foot house where four differently-sized and styled humans try not to destroy one another all day (bite to M…
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The last appointment I had before the pandemic really drove me inside was in my therapist’s office. Thank goddess. After hearing me blather on about St…
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Discussion thread: how are you pausing? what deeper questions are you asking?I got an incredible response to my dispatch on Wednesday from a young woman I’d never met before, Hannah Parrott, 20-years-old of Amherst, Mass.…
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Are you thinking what I’m thinking…maybe we didn’t need to go to so many conferences? I was talking to a friend who runs an international organization …
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Discussion thread: healing collabo instead of white coat authority? I got so many powerful responses to my essay on Wednesday that it made me want to hear more. What is a moment when you were in a medical setting…
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I held Stella tight as she sat in my lap, her breathing labored. I’d noticed that morning that she was pursing her lips and pushing the air out of them…
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I mean, don’t get me wrong, the guy is ridiculously quotable. But he’s not the only one. The Black History Month showcase at my kid’s school is literal…
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My kid hasn’t slept through the night in months. I don’t even know how many because I am too sleep deprived to keep track of things like that. It feels…
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I was listening to this fantastic interview with Sandra Cisneros and was overjoyed to hear her talk about her short story, Eleven. I read it a long tim…
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