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It may seem like dating and relationship advice is hard to come by, but maybe that is because you are not seeking out advice from the right people. Your friends and family are great, but maybe they aren’t the best ones to turn to when you need some honest advice. How...

✨What’s the secret to long lasting relationships? My husband and I attended the wedding of my college roommates’ son this weekend. As Lucas (whose nappies I changed as a baby) and his bride “tied the knot,” it got me to thinking. What’s with the symbolism of...

How do you forgive injustice? Mass shootings. Wild Fires. Climate change. Racism. War. Misogyny. One million dead due Covid.  When I recently wrote on the topic of forgiveness, it was using the lens of family of origin. In sharing with a...

What’s the flavor of your anger? I was late to a monthly virtual gathering of fellow creatives last week. Catching me up, they said, “we’re exploring our mothers: the negative the positive.” As synchronicity would have it, I’d been listening to Soraya Chemaly’s book:...

How much resentment are you clinging to? I recently had a conversation with a colleague about co-creating my parents’ final chapters. We shared similar experiences of repeated socialized trauma.   I spoke on actively working to forgive the very people who...