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On Loneliness and being alone

From 2003-2005 I had roughly three CDs within the glove compartment of my Volkswagen Jetta. It was a time when automobiles nonetheless got here manufacturing unit outfitted with CD gamers and tape decks. I used to be a 21 yr previous Air Force linguist in coaching, stationed on the Presidio of Monterey—300 miles …

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20 pounds heavier

I stepped on the size on the physician’s workplace the opposite day—one thing I not often do, as I’ve discovered via years of therapeutic to not outline myself by the quantity on a scale. There was a time period once I would take away each article of clothes, take a …

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On Cellulite (and why it doesn’t bother me)

I by no means used to let myself get photographed from behind. As somebody who grew up terribly self acutely aware about her legs, I’d fear about what individuals would assume in the event that they noticed my dimpled thighs, self equating my (very pure) cellulite with phrases like “gross” …

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Fear of Heights

A relentless trek of switchback after switchback, the Four Mile Trail from Yosemite Valley to Glacier level isn’t truly four miles in any respect—it’s four.6 miles to the summit…and one other four.6 miles again right down to the valley, climbing 3200 ft alongside the best way. My 11-year previous, Isaac, requested …

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Sliding Notes Under The Door

Isaac slid a word underneath my workplace door. It was round 6:30 am, and he knew he I used to be probably within the thick of my morning magic rituals. Inherently and thoughtfully in search of to not disturb me throughout this sacred time is among the many qualities I like about my 11-year-old …

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BREAKING OPEN (Or, how to grow through heartbreak)

 Breaking open and breaking up, whereas they sound comparable, are the truth is two very totally different responses. You see, the struggles are mandatory. The roadblocks, the hurdles, the obstacles—I imply, rattling, we do have fairly a couple of phrases to determine them, don’t we? Anyway, these challenges are what make us …

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ON SELF CARE

There is one thing particularly disturbing concerning the name for women to interact in self-care as a way of preparation for service in the direction of others. We don’t really feel particularly snug giving women permission to place themselves first, so as an alternative we frequently see the decision to self …

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Giving Thanks to the Monsters

“Throw roses into the abyss and say: Here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.” -Friedrich Nietzsche No one actually teaches us to be pleased about the beasts in our lives. The beauties, sure, certainly. The smiles, the laughs, the completely happy moments and …

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Four Ways To Stop Skipping Workouts

Confession: Sometimes I skip exercises. I really like lifting and getting sweaty simply as a lot as the subsequent woman meathead, however typically I simply actually, actually, actually don’t need to go to the fitness center. We’ve all been there; even these amongst us who determine as gym-junkies and health …

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What to do when your phone dies

My phone was lifeless. Again. I’d forgotten to deliver my exterior charger which I’ve been lovingly and nostalgically referring to as my “land line.” My battery life is questionable at greatest, in order that little charger often goes with me in all places, leading to my cell all the time …

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