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Check on Your Strong Friend

Check on Your Strong Friend

(Editor’s note: This article was originally written in June of 2018). June, 2018. In a mere three days, we lost both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two brilliant creators who must have been staring down unimaginable demons. Their suicides brought to light the...
The Only Self-Care Question You Need to Ask

The Only Self-Care Question You Need to Ask

I am, admittedly, not very good at self-care. That whole “put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others” symbolism. Maybe it’s because I’ve always associated self-care with self-indulgence. It’s easy to see why – nearly every...
The Four-Letter Word You Need to Know and Use!

The Four-Letter Word You Need to Know and Use!

I am no stranger to dropping the occasional four-letter word. Apologies for that. This post, though, is not about the particular thrill and exclamation point of a well-timed F-bomb. It’s about a different four-letter word. One that’s not a word at all....