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What it means to be girls of color: “Bright Futures 2016”

April 17, 2016

I just healed by sharing personal heartbreak on race issues. The experience chiseled me out of my emotional armor, the fake-confidence that protected me from acting like a lonely, yellow […]

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A book that might save your life, or, Back Pain: Part II

April 10, 2016

For the past two months, I’ve been miserable. Severe coughs, headaches and back aches made me feel like a frail, old person. I was so scared. But then, a little paperback saved […]

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What is a microaggression?

March 19, 2016

Note: Updated Nov. 20, 2023 for improving clarity and cleaning up typos.  :) Kevin Nadal is a psychologist, comedian, activist and professor who has solid advice for dealing with life’s […]

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5 reasons why I love Madrid

March 5, 2016

Last November, a 10-day vacation in Madrid made me a fan for life. The city was so welcoming and filled with surprises. The art, the cultural immersion — I was […]

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Linkedin tips to feel more successful

January 31, 2016

I’ve watched so many students and friends set up LinkedIn profiles. They go from resistant, to fascinated. By the time they’re done, they’re sporting a success glow that’s better than […]

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Planting my 1st vegetable garden, thinking of Dad

November 3, 2015

Once upon a time, gorgeous yellow lillies bloomed in my front yard. Then, I ripped them out to grow veggies instead. The urge to try farming in some small way […]

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How to vacation with a dog in Vermont

July 11, 2015

Summer’s flying by! The headlines? Daughter home from college. Boyfriend moving in the last of his possessions. Blog under major renovation. Writing, gardening, cleaning, adjusting…and, vacationing. With a dog. The […]

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