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DIVORCE IS A DETOUR

Divorce Is a DetourYou may not know where your detour is headed, and the road may be terrifying at times, but that’s OK. When my life took a “detour” at 18 years old, I coined myself a “Detourist.” My detour was a decade full of surgeries and medical crises when a coma my senior year of high school changed my…

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HOW TO LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDHOOD DREAMER

How to Listen to Your Childhood DreamerDo you remember what age you were first asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Did you fantasize about being an astronaut, a superhero, a nurse?  Did you have a favorite sport to play, instrument to practice, story to read, or dream to lose yourself in as a child? For me,…

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CONFESSIONS OF AN AGORAPHOBIC

Confessions of an Agoraphobic[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] Through my window I see a scattered array of lines on the beach.  Scattered lines and circles throughout the world.  A colossal rim that engulfs the ocean, like a cell swallowing a parasite in endocytosis.  The rocks around the shore generously hug the wide, wide waters, a warm, open mother hug…

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HOW TO FIND YOURSELF IN FALL

How to Find Yourself in Fall[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] What is it about fall that brings so many new beginnings to mind? The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, of mulled cider, of brisk autumn air. The earthy color of bark, the excitement of football season (for my husband, at least), and the hot touch of toasting pumpkin seeds. Fall brings…

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WHY I CREATED A GRATITUDE LIST AT MY LOWEST POINT

Why I Created A Gratitude List at My Lowest PointShopping lists, to-do lists, packing lists – lists are an easy way for busy people to retain information.  Of all places, I found myself making the most lists in the hospital.  And of all kinds of lists – after a surgery that went terribly wrong – I found myself creating a gratitude list. This was…

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LATE BLOOMERS BLOSSOM, TOO: BACK TO SCHOOL AND LIFE AT 25

Late Bloomers Blossom, Too: Back to School and Life at 25  [nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] Overcoming Life’s Unplanned Obstacles, Taking a Chance and Emerging a Winner Three years ago, when I was twenty-five and a newly-enrolled college freshman (yes, you read that right), it was obvious that I was not your typical eighteen-year-old carrying a sheaf of spiral notebooks and fresh set of pens on her…

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