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The Ups and Downs of Working At Home

I had coffee with a friend the other day at a swank café by St. James Park in London. I’d known...

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Tips For Adulthood: Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life

On occasional Wednesdays I offer tips for adulthood. So it’s that time of year: the time when...

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Why Losing My Voice Made Me Feel Like a 5 Year-Old

“Inside Voice.” “Listening Ears.” These are terms I’d not thought...

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  • The Ups and Downs of Working At Home

    I had coffee with a friend the other day at a swank café by St. James Park in London. I’d known her back in Chicago where we’d both worked as journalists. She arrived a bit late, Blackberry in hand, dressed in a smart, tailored suit. “Sorry,” she apologized breathlessly, glancing at her cell phone as […]

    Posted on February 14, 2018 0 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life

    On occasional Wednesdays I offer tips for adulthood. So it’s that time of year: the time when we make resolutions. A few years back, I decided that rather than set specific, time-bound goals for myself each year, I would embrace a annual concept. One year it was slow living. Another year it was authenticity. This […]

    Posted on February 7, 2018 0 comments
  • Why Losing My Voice Made Me Feel Like a 5 Year-Old

    “Inside Voice.” “Listening Ears.” These are terms I’d not thought about in a decade since my daughter – now 14 – was in reception (kindergarten) at primary school. But in the aftermath of a recent surgery on my vocal cords, they are now flooding back. I was unable to speak at all for a full […]

    Posted on February 1, 2018 1 comment
  • Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

    On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: a. As we all know, I’m a huge fan of personality tests. Imagine my delight when, courtesy of Jane Friedman, I happened upon this treasure trove of personality tests over at Personality Lab. b. I was delighted to happen upon a magazine […]

    Posted on January 26, 2018 0 comments
  • Why I Envy Atheists

            Note: I originally published this post several years ago on this blog. But when I recently re-watched Brideshead Revisited with my son, I realized that my feelings hadn’t changed so I am sharing it with you again: Every so often you read a book or watch a film that you need […]

    Posted on January 18, 2018 0 comments