My screen break was utterly delightful, and I can’t wait until the next one. For now, I’m toeing the water gradually, first prioritizing the world around me and staying fully engaged in the present as I wade back in to the screened waters. There’s no reason to cannonball back in. Possibly ever.

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The way we relax and reduce stress after an intense time of work differs from person to person. Based on the articles I read about the “let-down effect,” it’s best to figure out for yourself what works for you and how you can de-stress. Here are six things that are helping me de-stress from a busy work season, allowing me to savor and save my life this summer.

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We’re wrapping up our summer series called My Good List, where Tsh has asked a few people to share four things in their life that are making everything sweeter: a thing, a habit, a work of art, and a philosophy.  In this episode, Tsh chats with Summer Rayne Oakes, a Brooklyn resident who has over […]

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I’m not a Luddite—I love technology. I love the ways it enhances our home life in so many ways, from storing our food at cold temps to washing our clothes so that we don’t have to work our hands raw with a hand-cranked wringer. But there’s just something soothing about line-dried clothes. I love hanging out laundry to dry when it’s warm, watching it flap in the breeze and shine in the sun’s reflection.

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Sometimes I fret that all the trappings of the Wedding Industrial Complex are more of a distraction from the point than a deepening of it. I love a pretty bouquet as much as the next girl, and I think marking milestones with champagne toasts and celebratory dancing is right and good. Still, when I meet with couples for premarital counseling, I think I might come across as a bit of a killjoy.

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We’re continuing our summer series called My Good List, where I’ve asked a few people to share four things in their life that are making everything sweeter: a thing, a habit, a work of art, and a philosophy.  In this episode, Tsh chats with Cindy Wang Brandt, based in Taiwan, who runs the popular Facebook […]

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