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Meditation Saved Me

Last Monday, my 15 month old daughter went in for surgery on her kidneys and bladder. They told us it would take 4-5 hours; we ended up waiting for more than 7. There were periodic calls from inside the OR, assuring us that everything was going well, but it was still an agonizing time. I expected to be a wreck. I was a wreck, just a few days before (I wrote about that experience in February’s... read more

“Best of Both Worlds” Podcast Run-Down

This week, the guest on Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger’s podcast “Best of Both Worlds” was– me! To those of you who are joining us from Laura’s or Sarah’s websites, welcome! I’m so excited to have you here, and hope you’ll stick around to read and comment on posts old and new. I’d also love for you to sign up for my newsletter, The Perspective... read more

The Word of 2018: Light

As the years have gone by, I’ve gone through a few cycles of New Year’s rituals. As a child, I used to spread out things on my bed that reflected what I wanted in the new year. Unsurprisingly, this hodgepodge always included a stack of books, my journal, and my flute. In my early twenties, I started writing New Year’s letters to myself, condensing all the events of the past year. But... read more

100 Books In 2017: Top 10 Lists

In last Friday’s post, I described how I was able to read 100 books in a year despite a busy schedule. Today I’m going to share the top 10 books I read in each category, plus a few I do not recommend! For the full list of what I read this year, here’s a link to my Goodreads page, where all of my books are shelved when I’ve finished reading them. Please follow me on Goodreads for... read more

100 Books In 2017: How I Did It

When Goodreads asked me about my 2017 reading challenge goal last December, I rashly threw down what is, for me, a very big number. 100 books in 2017. I’d never read that many as an adult, at least not since I’ve started tracking. But I thought it was possible to reach a bit higher than usual since I’d be on maternity leave for most of the year. (I can do a lot of reading on my Kindle... read more

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