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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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How to drive from NY to LA in 5 days

August 15, 2017

We were two women on our first cross-country road trip. We did it — we logged nearly 3,000 miles, just my daughter Gabi and me. The whole adventure felt so […]

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Turning 61 and feeling good about it

Turning 61 and feeling good about it

July 26, 2017

From the time I was 25, birthdays made me gloomy. I always felt I didn’t accomplish enough. But here I am, turning 61 — and feeling good about my life. […]

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Gotta get outta the house

Time to get outta the house — a hello from L.A.

June 28, 2017

Somehow, my daughter and I pulled together a last-minute cross-country road trip, from New York to Los Angeles. Coast-to-coast. It was time to get outta the house! I’m grateful that […]

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Coach Diversity Institute president Towanna Freeman & senior vp Gloria S. Chan

Why I’m becoming a professional coach

May 19, 2017

This weekend, I’m in Arlington, Va. for life coach training, yay! Taking on this new role pulls together all the skills from my life journey. I only realized I was looking […]

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Respecting our relationship with money

How childhood shapes our relationship with money

May 6, 2017

The homework was to bring in a dollar. Now, my creative writing students sat around the big classroom table. Each of them held a George Washington in their hands. “Okay, […]

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Daily gratitude makes every day worth living

Daily gratitude makes every single day worth living

April 15, 2017

Five years ago, I lacked confidence. I didn’t trust my creativity. So I decided to practice gratitude. My thinking and feelings started changing in surprising ways. Today, daily gratitude makes […]

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