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E is for Everyone

Hell is other people. True or False? Before 2009, I would have said “True” to Sartre’s claim because people—or, what they said or did—were the hardest things in life for …

T is for Thank You

There have been two periods in my life when I was so stressed out that I worried about getting Bell’s Palsy (paralysis of one side of the face), just like …

A is for Allow

I’m someone who feels the weight of things, even electronic ones. To give you a sense of what I mean, I’m the woman who compulsively deletes e-mails or stashes them …

R is for Rituals

Years ago, the first three hours of my weekdays were MINE for my morning ritual. (Before you ask, the answer is yes, I had a full-time job at the time.) …

E is for Easy

It’s funny that a message titled, “E is for Easy,” has been the hardest for me to write in my blogging career. I suspect it’s because I started off with …

B is for Breathe

Laugh if you like, but I was feeling stressed about going to the DMV to switch my driver’s license from Georgia to Illinois. OK, so I’ll admit that some of …