Category Archives: Uplifting

  1. Take Heart

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    December 15, 2017 by Julia

        I’ve read enough self-help books to know that there can’t be one formula for well-being, but I do …
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  2. When those pesky food and body issues swing by for a visit, even though you’re a feminist, and you vowed to never diet again.

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    October 24, 2017 by Julia

    I am happiest about food and my body when I can forget about both. I’ve been trapped in shame cycles, …
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  3. Small Talk, Heavy Talk

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    July 17, 2017 by Julia

    I tried on Saturday to read my current novel (Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward) on the sofa at Starbucks, …
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  4. Sustainable Goodness

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    March 20, 2017 by Julia

    It’s hard to write about community service without boasting, or idealizing, or boring your audience. It’s such a relevant topic …
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  5. The Thing About Family

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    March 3, 2017 by Julia

      There are days when I look at my family and marvel at how lucky I am. I mean, really: …
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  6. Christmas Card 2016: Faith, Hope, Love

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    December 21, 2016 by Julia

    After an isolating week  of sick days and then an ice storm that had us housebound for one more day, …
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  7. Thanksgiving Card 2016: The Good Fight

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    November 23, 2016 by Julia

    Our quintessential American family day of Thanksgiving always comes so soon after Election Day. I know the usual line is …
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