"Category: Reflections"

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There are no shortages of resolutions coming at you by now: join this gym! Do this cleanse! Do this with me: stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, place...
What-Stories
Some books have the power to change your life. Sometimes it’s because the book is just so good, so poignant, hits you in such a hard and beautiful...
No Mud No Lotus
On Friday, I shaved what was left of Penelope’s hair. She decided she had had enough of it thinning and getting matted, and just wanted it over with...
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Yesterday I did a Facebook Live and read the first few chapters of Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey. My book signing/release party was supposed to be...
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When I was down in what felt like an extremely dark hole, I was trying anything and everything to claw myself out. What I now know to be...
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Lately, things are extra loud around here.    Our kids are still little enough to rely on us for pretty much everything. Ciro never stops moving, talking, or moving...
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My father remembers from his childhood the day his mother caught him skipping school. Each morning he’d leave his home in the small Italian mountain town of Introdacqua,...
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Ciro loves his big sister, and I don’t think I could stress that enough. He looks to her when he does something funny so he can be sure...
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Penelope’s preschool teacher walked her to my car at pickup, and I could immediately sense something was off. “I bet you’re wondering why Penelope is wearing different pants,”...
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I’ve been going through a period of anxiety. I’ll get to that more in another post, I swear, but for the time being, I want to share something...