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  • Mind & Body

    Good Advice

    I’ve been pretty lucky in my life: I’ve had a lot of really good advisors. Some of them were thrust into that role through obligation (my parents, for instance.) Others just took it upon…

  • Mind & Body

    Second Chance Classics

    This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase from Amazon, I’ll receive a small commission. This will not affect the price you pay for any product.   With both…

  • Pressure
    Mind & Body

    Under Pressure

    As of this fall, I’ve been teaching English at universities for 31 years. That’s a lot of fall semesters to have under your belt–a lot of back-to-school energy and saying goodbye to the slow…

  • Mind & Body

    Get Over Yourself and Get Going

    Last year, my neighbor Sam passed away unexpectedly. Though Sam and his wife had been like surrogate grandparents to them, neither of my kids were able to attend his memorial service. So when my…

  • Mind & Body

    A Sense of Place

    Last month, Mike and I were driving home from an event in downtown San Antonio. We were making our way through a part of town we’d visited more often when our kids were young,…

  • Mind & Body

    Five Ways to Feel Better

    Last week, I offered some suggestions for moving on from the difficult moments life presents. When we’re in the throes of trauma, sometimes taking a single step forward feels overwhelming. But once you get…

  • Advice
    Mind & Body

    Giving Good Advice

    I’ve written in the past about the good advice I’ve received from various people in my life. Last week, I wrote about how to avoid unsolicited advice. Today, I’m going to round out the…