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  • Mind & Body

    Wearing It Well

    Last week I went to my stylist for my usual haircut and color. This time, though, I told her I was done coloring my hair. I expected her to try to talk me out…

  • New Directions

    The Road Not Taken

    Chances are, you know the Robert Frost poem with which this post shares a title. What you may not know is that it’s one of the most widely misread poems in the world. (This…

  • Mind & Body

    Positive Pressure and Negative Stress

    Has anyone ever told you that you’re too hard on yourself? That’s a comment I’ve heard on more than one occasion. I usually laugh it off and respond with something like Are you kidding?…

  • Work & Home

    In Praise of Quantity Time

    As a mom who worked full-time while my kids were small, I worried a lot about how the attention I devoted to my career might have a negative impact on them. At the same…

  • Mind & Body

    Learning to Live With Rejection

    When I was in graduate school, I had a classmate who was an excellent poet. She won the departmental award for poetry writing at the end of her first year, beating out even the…