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Reflections

It All Comes Back to Trauma

How does childhood and adolescent trauma shape our outlooks, our life choices, and our personalities? Do we ever get away from it? Through therapy… time… self-medicating…? Or do we evolve with it, living life and folding in new experiences, thinking we’ve moved on until we catch sight of an old trauma from another angle and …

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I Can’t Do It For You (Duh)

“I can’t do it for you!” Many months into the pandemic, while still trying to get my post-virus stamina back, mixing up my routine with some online cardio dance seemed like a great idea. Enter Figure 8 Fitness with Jaana Kunitz, who loves calling out encouragement like “Keep going! I can’t do it for you!” …

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Learning from Flowers

The other day, a friend dropped some surprise gifts and flowers on my porch. It was a lovely gesture during this time of social distancing. I smiled each time I caught sight of the bouquet, learning from the flowers as they settled into my home. The flowers I received are tulips, which I haven’t had …

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