When you have no experience paying a professional to help you move forward it can seem awkward and intimidating. And of course expensive. In my experience, when you find the right person, the cost turns into a valuable investment in your mental, physical, and emotional health.

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Life is good. Things will be okay. Take advantage of the rarity of this season in your youth, and use it well. It goes by so fast. Whoosh… Hear that sound? That’s the sound of you now in your forties, sitting at your desk with three children asleep in their beds, as you start another week of work.

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In what ways have you changed since high school? If you’re normal, you’ve changed in so many ways you’ve lost count.

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If I am not careful, I can take friendships for granted—especially in this chapter of my life in which working and parenting is just so all-consuming. I mean, y’all read my A Day in the Life post. You know how razor-thin my margin is these days. Still, I want to be as good a friend to my friends as they are to me. Here are a few of the ways I am practicing friendship these days.

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When life feels full to the brim, like it usually does this time of year, it’s good to remember the little things in life that make everything better. I’ve needed to pause and breathe in, breathe out with the lovely things in my life.

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Friendships: in this chat we talk about why we need to take the time for them even when life is busy, plus little ways we can better cultivate them. (The Internet, for all its foibles, can also be a really beautiful breeding ground for cultivating some of our best friends!) We also park a bit […]

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