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In 2020, I’m creating a new tradition: learning from and celebrating 2019

It’s that time of year again. Here’s a different approach.

I often say I am doing ‘fine’ when I am not. Here’s why I am committing to being honest about how I feel.

I’m trying to learn to sit in the discomfort, and not dismiss my own feelings for the comfort of others

The news cycle can feel oppressively negative. Here’s how I cope.

It’s okay to break out the cookie dough and blankets

When I was growing up, I was a tomboy who hated pink. Here’s why — and what’s different for kids today.

As we gain a better understanding of gender and sex as fluid concepts, fashion is also becoming more malleable

A chronic illness upended my life. I’m still trying to find a new normal.

Should I talk about my diagnosis on a first date? Tell my friends if I’m feeling particularly awful?

I pride myself on being an airport pro. Here are a few of my go-to travel habits.

I enjoy the act of traveling — that in-between state

Since saying goodbye to my foster daughter, I’ve been in the throes of ambiguous grief. Here’s why it’s so complicated.

Everything in our home still reminds me of her, and I can’t bear to change a thing in her room

Martial arts made me appreciate my body like never before. Here’s why.

Training has been truly revolutionary for me

What life would look like if coffee were a person

Imagine if your morning cup of joe came in human form

How taking care of my plants helps me take care of myself

I have ferns, succulents, cacti and more, and they all require special care