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A Room of My Own During Lockdown

As we enter a third month of global lockdown, I’ve noticed that people handle this new normal...

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Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to Watch Normal People

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. It’s rarely the case that I prefer a...

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Tips for Adulthood: Five Insights from Brene Brown

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. It took me a while to get around to reading...

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    • A Room of My Own During Lockdown

      As we enter a third month of global lockdown, I’ve noticed that people handle this new normal of forced solitude differently. Some get emotional. Some withdraw into themselves. Others seem busier than ever. We all have our own escape valves when we’re feeling tired or stressed or over-extended. On her terrific blog, The Happiness Project, […]

      Posted on May 28, 2020 0 comments
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to Watch Normal People

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. It’s rarely the case that I prefer a film adaptation to the actual book.  But when I recently watched the BBC/Hulu mini-series, Normal People, I found myself revising that opinion. Don’t get me wrong. I really liked Sally Rooney’s book on which the series is based. It’s […]

      Posted on May 20, 2020 0 comments
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Insights from Brene Brown

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. It took me a while to get around to reading Brené Brown’s best-seller, Daring Greatly. It wasn’t because I doubted the book’s key claim (captured in its subtitle): “How the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.” I’ve drawn on […]

      Posted on May 13, 2020 0 comments
    • Three Steps to Becoming Your Future Self

      As the reality of an extended quarantine sets in across many corners of the world, we’re all discovering new ways to spend the extra time on our hands. Some of us have begun virtual volunteering. Others, like my neighbor, are tackling a spate of long-overdue DIY projects. For many, it’s a great time to catch […]

      Posted on May 7, 2020 0 comments
    • Using a ‘Nanny Cam’ to Safeguard My Mother’s Health

      A couple of years ago, I attended a talk at The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing on “Speculative Design.” A colleague who worked in the area of digital health walked us through the sorts of products the pharmaceutical sector was developing to help older people manage their medical needs without having to visit a doctor. As I sat […]

      Posted on April 29, 2020 0 comments