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The Choice to be Child Free

Sometime in June or July my husband had a vasectomy. It’s something we had talked about at length for nearly […]


Hiding Behind a Valentine

Last night, the eve of Valentine’s Day, my husband came into the living room and up to me saying, “Elizabeth wanted […]

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When Personal and Professional Writing Collide

I know I’m not a bad writer. That was my thought on a recent Monday. An email from my manager landed […]


Hidden Butterflies

It was 10:30 this morning when I got the text. “Alex* is dead. Heart attack. Talk Later.” I was shocked. […]


The Body Image Monster Is Here

This piece was originally published at Joy in This Journey, reprinted with author permission We curled up together on my […]


Sometimes Positive Isn’t Positive At All

Yesterday, someone on my Facebook page posted the quote “If you can’t be positive, at least be quiet.” I have […]

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Write for Your Health

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” – Aldous Huxley.  There is no better way to reflect and remember than […]


It’s 2014 and I’m Still Single–And Happy

A few years ago, I consulted a psychic. It was a girls’ day out with my best friend, and the […]

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Snake Oil Happiness

Guess what! I have the answers to every problem you could ever dream, right here, in this little article! No. […]


A Creeping Realization

Sometimes, I live in denial. Sometimes that denial is so deep that even when I do recognize it, I am […]