What Bad Houseguests Taught Me About Expectations

A few days ago something strange happened. I guess it all started when Tom and Jane came to visit. The couple, whom Jay and I have known for a few years, were our first visitors to Philly. Two days before their arrival we’d bought fresh flowers, organic groceries, new guest towels. We were, all clichés […]

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How A Book Review Taught Me To Take Risks

I am writing this in bed right now. Two hours ago I got back from a beach holiday. My first vacation in over a year. And while I expected to come home relaxed and refreshed, I find myself unable to sit still, relax, calm down. I can’t focus, read, meditate, because, well, I’m too excited. […]

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How My Worst Pimple Turned Into My Best Life

I have recently come to the terrifying and liberating conclusion that I have adult acne. It’s not a huge deal and I know there are countless worse problems I could be afflicted with, but until you get the right perspective you can’t see things that way, and for a long time I ruined my life […]

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The Week That Taught Me To Love

I need to talk about last week. A few friends reached out to me, actually, about it. I received a few emails from readers as well. While standing in line at Whole Foods, I checked my phone and there they were. Three, four, five, six, twelve messages.  Of course I’ve gotten angry mail and hateful […]

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What’s The Name of Your Life Movie?

I went to sleep somewhat sad. But I awoke happy, purely animal. When I opened the bedroom windows and looked out onto the cool, calm garden in the first rays of sunlight, I was certain there was nothing to do but live. – Clarice Lispector I was on the verge of a meltdown this weekend. […]

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My Beautiful Ugly Face

I need an author photo for my book. It’s a request I knew was coming. I had one photo I thought could work, the one I use for this email, the one Jay, my husband, took last year with his new professional camera and because it was in our apartment with its white walls, I […]

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