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41 things to do before turning 42

41 things to do before turning 42

So, every year in anticipation of my birthday, I write a list. Do a set of fifteen regular pushups. Take my parents to visit family in Puerto Rico. Complete a century bicycle ride. Raise at least $5000 for cancer research. Work with turtles. It started as a simple dare. Find something to do outside of […]

40 things to do before turning 41

40 things to do before turning 41

So, every year in anticipation of my birthday, I write a list. Do a set of fifteen regular pushups. Take my parents to visit family in Puerto Rico. Complete a century bicycle ride. Raise at least $5000 for cancer research. Work with turtles. It started as a simple dare. Find something to do outside of […]

75 ways to show yourself some love today

75 ways to show yourself some love today

There’s a holiday this week. “Yeah, I know,” you are thinking. Except we are probably talking about different holidays. While Valentine’s Day is indeed tomorrow, today may be an even more important holiday. It’s International Day of Self-Love.  And to poorly paraphrase Whitney, I think that self-love really might be the greatest love of all […]

10 little things that almost instantly give me a boost

10 little things that almost instantly give me a boost

I was making the bed the other morning and an incredible sense of satisfaction came over me.  We make the bed everyday, but I was making the bed a little earlier than usual, and when I looked at the final product, I just felt the tiniest little burst of happy.  It was a sweet little […]

Life and living the list

Life and living the list

So, if I am completely honest, blogging right now feels so hard.  There are these words that I want to have about what has happened, what we are going through, where we go from here, but they are, as my thinking sometimes does, coming in little fits and starts in between the feeling of it […]

10 Steps to Stop Feeling Invisible

10 Steps to Stop Feeling Invisible

Today, I am over at Mamiverse talking about invisibility. It’s a common complaint among older women:People don’t look AT me anymore; they look THROUGH me. When an older friend recently revealed that she struggled with feeling invisible, I knew she wasn’t alone. But feeling invisible isn’t always just caused by other people’s perceptions of us. […]

The List:  Tools for Processing

The List: Tools for Processing

A friend and I met up today to do so some planning.  And the good thing about our meetings is that they always involve plenty of processing, too.  As it happened, today our processing was about processing as my friend was considering whether or not she wanted to start a blog.  We talked about that […]