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  • On disability & confidence.

    Listen to me read the below here:   I began to think about the relationship between disability and confidence while visiting New York last fall for a friend’s wedding. I’d realized on the flight from San Francisco that who I am now bears little resemblance to who I was before I got sick. This is

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  • A simple list that can change how you think about your day. (& no, it’s not a gratitude list.)

    This Journal post is modeled from a lesson taken from Rawness of Remembering: Restorative Journaling Through Difficult Times. For more information about Rawness of Remembering, please check out http://www.esmewang.com/rawness today. In general, the ever-popular gratitude list has tended to not work for me. If listing the things that you’re grateful for on a daily basis

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  • On barrenness & lying fallow.

    Listen to me read the below here:   Queen of Wands, Empress reversed. So said the cards when I blearily examined them. (I am, suffice it to say, a nascent Tarot reader.) The Queen of Wands is a Court card that I associate with who I can be–or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that

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  • On different kinds of crazy.

    Listen to me read the below here:   C and I were on the phone when an email popped into my inbox. My debut novel, The Border of Paradise, is coming out in two-and-a-half months, and the communication between myself, my editor, and the PR manager is frequent these days; while skimming this particular missive,

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  • 2016: Alive

    Had my 2016 been poisoned? I could see it that way. Listen to me read the below here:   I was ready to enter 2016. I’d been joking on Twitter, with a razor edge to my digital voice, about how 2015 really just needed to be put to bed. Or perhaps put to sleep, when

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  • My favorite posts from 2015.

    Before I begin, I must confess that this idea is copied whole cloth from the magnificent Rachel W. Cole, a coach and colleague who works to help women become well-fed in all areas of life. You can find her Top Posts from 2015 here. I write this with a plush blanket draped over my knees, enveloped

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