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Are You Wasting Enough Time?

The Radical Magic of Laziness There is a poem that haunts me: Lying in A Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota by James Wright. It’s only thirteen lines long, and the last one kills me every time:…

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My Brief On Grief

Five Things To DoWhen Someone Faces the Worst The end of this month will mark the 17th anniversary of the day Richard, my first husband, died. We’d been married 23 years and were busy with the middle of our lives.…

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Standing Firm

Taking steps is easy, standing still is hard. So goes a portion of the lyrics of Regina Spektor’s haunting theme song “You’ve Got Time” from the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. I’m not in prison, I’m in…

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When Your Back Goes Out

It’s the same yoga move I do almost every morning. A seated forward fold, legs straight out in front, sitting bones grounded and all that, hands reaching for my feet. Easy-peasy. Until I feel something go twang in my lower…

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