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2014 Week 2: Shifting my gaze toward spirituality

Happy New Year! I love the fresh perspective and motivation January brings. I started this blog two years ago to help me focus on outward goals: running more, eating better, exploring my new home country, writing, learning German, learning to … Continue reading

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2013 Week 46: Lessons from a toddler — wear gloves to breakfast

I love this quote by Theodore Roosevelt about the difference between people who try and people who criticize those who make mistakes. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 45: NaNo’s first days

The writing project got off to a bumpy start, but nevertheless, the words are slowly adding up. First, I had my second of two dentist appointments to repair broken fillings. While I was still drooling out the left side of … Continue reading

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2013 Week 42: Stretching my wings

If you read my blog, you’re most likely a friend or family member so you may already be aware that I have taken on a new project. But it’s time to formally announce that I’ve joined my graduate school friend, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 41: Ninety minutes of me-time

When you start birthin’ babies, all the books tell you, all your friends tell you, strangers on the street who stop you to ooh and ah at your babies tell you, you may even tell yourself, to find some mommy … Continue reading

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2013 Week 39: I drive my daughter crazy

The 25 steps from the sidewalk to our apartment are fraught with tantrum triggers, from my toddler’s desire to leap-frog down stone steps to merely passing through the front door, thus denying her access to the playground. This is our … Continue reading

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2013 Week 38: Fearless learning, a lesson from my 2-year-old

I am a few weeks into German language lessons and I’m (surprisingly) loving it. I’ve studied French (high school) and Danish (abroad) and I’ve always been intimidated by the result of my efforts when practicing with native speakers: The blank … Continue reading

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