Goodbye Steve Jobs

Thanks to my sister, Juno, for sharing this video.

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The Girl Effect. I Am a Very Lucky Girl.

I am a very lucky girl. Being a very lucky girl is a great responsibility. Not because it means it’s my job to save the world, be a good liberal, feel guilty for my good fortune, but because it means I must radically adore my life. This doesn’t mean I can’t complain or whine or [...]

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The Quick But Potentially Painful And Always Embarrassing But Highly Effective Method To Get A Good Man

About two months ago I shared with all of you how I got asked out on a date within forty-five minutes of beginning the, “I’ll bring you closer to God” practice. I went on to say I’d share part two of this post the following day…. Have I mentioned recently that life doesn’t always go [...]

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No Goal, Just Care of the Soul

This past week I went on retreat.1 But I didn’t actually go anywhere. I stayed home. I had the place to myself and so I made the space for my soul. This retreat was possibly the most open and relaxed I’ve ever given myself. I stored my computer at my friends house and I turned [...]

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Oh My Water-logged Love, My Home, My Heart: Vermont

Where my tagline says “Tools and Tales for Breaking Up, Waking Up, and Falling in Love” I want to be clear: I don’t just mean breaking up with your boyfriend…I mean heart-break in all its forms, I mean broken open, I mean things not going as planned, I mean grief and renewal, I mean water [...]

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On Being Something Like a Hermit Crab and Two Offerings

Having very recently (literally) shed my skin I’m awfully tender and introverted. I tried to jump right back into being involved in everything, but the evidence suggests (extreme angst and crabbiness) that I need more time for this new translucent skin to form before I take it out in public (my epidermis needs to grow [...]

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Our Lives in Dance

We were born with bare feet kicking, eager for our first two-step without falling down. You danced ballet with a mouth still full of baby teeth, while I was wishing my Converse could click. We learned the quickstep on the desert playground and scraped our knees when we ran out of pavement. Your slippers grew [...]

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Imaginary Families, My Floor of Forgiveness, and Going to Bed With Money Ache

Yesterday I got a letter from my bank saying my account was overdrawn. I’d incurred penalties and tomorrow they would notify credit agencies. Last month I got a similar letter after neglecting to pay my car insurance bills. Stacks of not yet filed paperwork, and other stacks of unopened official looking mail are piling up [...]

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Be Yourself. But Who The Heck Are You?

In the land of self improvement, personal development, and spiritual realization there is a lot of advice, encouragement, and general hub-bub about being yourself, being your awesome, special, unique self. Even I dish this s**t out here and here. But what does it mean to be oneself? How do we go about this? Does it [...]

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Sex, Love & Liberation: A Conversation and a Manifesto

Something about summer and the heat and all the blooming flowers are bringing me into my feminine power. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce the work of another woman exploring what it means to be a sexual being, a sensuous lady, a vulnerable human. Ev’Yan Nasman writes the blog Sex, Love & [...]

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