The Confidant

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I Forgot How To Make Friends

At 30 years old I moved across the Atlantic — away from family and friends and driving on the right side of the road — to London, England. You might…

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The Quiet Gifts Of Distance

Airports have come to mean an awful lot to me. College was the impetus for a stage in which highs and lows were marked by arrivals and departures. Before we…

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How To Graciously Wait In Line

With social media crowding our field of vision, it’s easy to miss what is right in front of us at times: real human beings. We care so much about feeling…

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Our Only Piece Of Candy

I have a picture stuck in my head. It’s a picture of a sweet little boy who ran to my son and gave him a piece of candy. Nothing particularly…

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Coping With Family Conflict

As one of nine children, I’m never short of a sister to call for advice or a brother to hang out with when I’m bored. There are several other perks…

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Family Of Two

Making a decision as a couple to have – or not have – a child requires enormous consideration. In reality, despite societal assumptions that all couples will eventually become parents…

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An Invitation to Open Doors

Fires again. The Santa Ana winds have swept through California and four different wildfires have burned across the city. Californians, of course, are used to seasonal fires and the evacuations…