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Developing Mindfulness

What can help? What about mindful programs in schools? There’s a lot of excitement around mindfulness programs in schools, and they’re becoming more accessible to more communities. Such programs are also very hard to do: What do young people need? … Continue reading

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Struggling to Trust

“I just can’t trust anyone,” my friend said through tears. “Every time I do, they hurt me.” Her story angered me—an ex-boyfriend, whom she really thought she could trust, had started spreading rumors about her as soon as they broke … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Your terrible job is the dream of the unemployed. Your house is the dream of the homeless. Your health is the dream of the ill. Your lifestyle is the dream of somebody else. Don’t let difficult times make you forget … Continue reading

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Writing Epiphany

If I wanted to keep writing, I had to learn to do it like Gil did, which was kind of like the way the post office pledge to deliver mail: in spite of any prohibitive conditions, distractions, theoretical constraints. Forget … Continue reading

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Tattoos

I look at husbands the same way I look at tattoos. I want one, but I can’t decide what I want, and I don’t want to be stuck with one I’m just going to grow to hate and have to … Continue reading

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