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What It Means to be an American Woman

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I asked him, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” His eyes sparkled, and he passionately replied, “I want to make music!” I applauded my crush and encouraged him, even though we were in school to become doctors, lawyers, and business people. Who was I to negate someone else’s dream, especially a boy I liked so much?…

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My grandmother's first time in the ocean (in her 70s!)

The Art of Mistake Making

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Do you remember how many times you fell down when you were learning to walk? I don’t personally, but I’m sure I fell hundreds if not thousands of times in my quest for 2-legged movement. Do you think you cared about falling down or did you just instinctively get up and give it another go? While teaching in China, the…

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6 Lessons from Zach Sobiech

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Many of you sent me Zach Sobiech‘s incredibly inspiring story about his teenage life with cancer and death yesterday. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and to all those that were close to him. What struck me most about watching SoulPancake’s video about his last days was how Zach chose to live. “You don’t have to find out you’re…

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Drawing by Reese Kolar

Day 12: Letters of Appreciation

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In a moment of last night’s journal writing lucidity, I decided to write letters this holiday season to all the people in my life who have made a positive impact, to all my loved ones, and to anyone I may have unresolved issues with, no matter how minor.  If I did only have 6 months left, I would let the…

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