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Boundaries
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Before my marriage imploded, I remember sitting in P.’s office with mr. invisible, and P. my therapist asking me, “So what is the line that can’t be crossed?” We had been discussing my husband’s hobby of going places on his computer that should have been off limits in any healthy relationship. On that particular day, […]
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Miss Kitten
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A few months after mr. invisible moved out of our home in the midwest for good, I headed to the desert to try to understand how my neat and tidy life came apart at the seams. The trek west had been a ritual of ours as a couple for many years, and as we’d pack […]
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Shape Shifting
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If asked to describe the shape of my life, I’d have to say it’s a bit like the Sawtooth Mountains that I saw for the first time last summer (while on a vacation with a man I’d met only once before in person–but that’s another gnarly topic for later). The Idaho Sawtooths are our country’s […]
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Wabi-sabi
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Wabi-sabi is Japanese for perfect-imperfect: Rooted in Zen Buddhism, it refers to finding beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. I’ve spent much of the last three years examining my imperfect life–one that I knew wasn’t perfect, but one that I’d convinced myself was content and fulfilling. Know what I mean? I’d given […]
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Socially Unconscious
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In a phone call with my DD, darling daughter, this morning, we talk about her work, our upcoming Christmas trip to the beach and the comings and goings of her busy family, including my three grandbabies. My oldest grandchild is a six-year-old girl I’ll call Wee for the blog, and the younger two are boys, […]
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Hustle and glow
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I’ve been melancholy all week, a combination of looming holidays, work deadlines and a medical emergency my friend C. is experiencing with her beloved youngest daughter. I take a brisk walk in the abundant sunshine that bathes my desert town and head straight to yoga class where I remind myself between ohms that even in […]
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