Getting out of your way

When I’m walking down a crowded NYC street and people are meandering with their heads down, looking at their phones, they get on my nerves, and in my way. It’s obvious what the problem is (them! :-)). When I am in my own way it’s not quite so obvious. I used to think that if I…

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How many times does it take to change?

If you’re anything like me you’ve been sure that this time is the time you will ‘do it’—whatever ‘it’ is—but it isn’t. I could see the pattern: go on a diet, gain the weight back; start an exercise routine, let it go; decide to go for a better job, stay where I was; break up with my…

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What keeps you living small?

You’ve had it, you are done working at a job that drains you, you are done working at a place that does not value your input, you are done living in a body you don’t recognize, you are done being the breadwinner for a partner that isn’t holding up their end, you are done trying…

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Is that all there is?

In the late 1960s there was a song called: Is that all there is? It was performed by Peggy Lee in a voice so haunting, I still remember being completely freaked out and  confused by it as a young girl. Here is the opening verse: I remember when I was a very little girl, our house…

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Brave and Amazing

“When I grow up I want to have a baby on my own by anonymous sperm donor” was not what I was thinking as a little girl. Like most girls my age I dreamt of meeting someone, falling in love and having a family. But that is not what happened, so I decided to have…

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