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What my inner child wants: Let me out!

April 15, 2018

Eighteen months ago, I wrote a letter to my inner child. Come into my life more, I said. Well, she took up the invitation. Now, she wants to take over. She […]

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Happy 100th birthday: I love you Mom, thorns and all

July 19, 2017

Dear Mom, I used to hate roses because they reminded me of you: beautiful, with dangerous thorns. But when I planted your favorite flower on your 100th birthday, you sent […]

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Dads never really die

Dads never really die

June 12, 2017

When I was 19, my 70-year-old dad passed on from this world. But since I believe that dads never really die, my relationship with him keeps growing. And we’re finally […]

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How my dad’s forgiveness freed me from perfectionism

July 23, 2016

I used to to think that sex and finances were the toughest topics to write about. This post beats them both because I struggle so deeply with unresolved daddy-daughter issues. […]

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Accepting my dad for who he is

June 18, 2016

This year, I’m giving my dad a very special Father’s Day gift: unconditional love. So what if he’s been dead for 41 years. Remember, parents never really die. Besides, it’s […]

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Reflecting on fear, back pain, new projects & the healing power of poetry

March 26, 2016

Ouch. Ouch. Easy, girl. Earlier this week, wrenching my back led to three, solid immobilized days in bed. Even though I’m up again, recovery is slow. The back is tender. So am […]

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Say these 4 things to change a relationship

February 6, 2016

For most of our lives, my younger sister and I had A Difficult Relationship. For this, we hold our parents responsible. They constantly compared us to each other, pushing us to […]

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