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I Needed New Friends…

Making friends can be hard in midlife. In our 30s and 40s, so many of us with kids found it easy to connect to other parents through our children’s pals. Our social circles formed naturally via our neighborhoods and our kids’ schools. As our children left...

You Do This Every 5 Minutes and Don’t Even Know It!

Did you know that we sigh every 5 minutes? Why is that? I recently came across interesting research explaining the purpose of habitual sighing, or taking a deep breath. Silvia Pagliardini, an associate professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of...

Minal Bopaiah: Advocating for Equity

What is your life’s purpose? My purpose is to grow and use my gifts in a way that makes life a little bit easier for others, especially those of us who have been pushed to the margins by systems of oppression. How are you living your purpose? I am playing to my...

Only 4,000 Weeks?

Did you know that our lifespan—80 years on average for US women—equates to about 4,000 weeks? When I read this in The Atlantic, it came as a bit of a shock. It feels short, doesn’t it? Given that reality, many of us will seek to cram as much into our days as...

I Was Worried About My Drinking…

Over the last decade or so, Chardonnay has become a bit of a slippery slope for me. I love a big buttery oaky glass of wine at the end of the day. It has become my go-to way to decompress. Problem is, that one glass turns into two and sometimes three. At which point I...