Always get up

My daughter is 2. She falls a lot. When she runs, when she climbs, when she tries to take steps too fast, when the 110 lb dog whacks her in the face with his giant tail, when her shoes aren’t on quite right. My husband, Justin, assesses whether or not…

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mindfulness and balance

As I start a new calendar year and a new semester, I, like so many Americans, am making resolutions. Establishing my resolve. Reminding myself of what I value. Making choices about how I live. In my personal life, I’ve resolved to meditate daily, exercise regularly, eat better, and sleep more.…

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Inbox: manageable

I decided this afternoon that I’m tired of suffering under the tyranny of my email. Here are the new rules I’m going to try out for a while: My email program will only be open when I am actively working with email or away from the office and using email…

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small communities

This morning when I dropped my daughter off at daycare, Ms. Amanda said, “I don’t think I’ve seen you in jeans, before.” I smiled, and said I only had meetings with library staff and two faculty who already know me well, so I didn’t have to dress for anyone but…

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Search Queries that get people here

Every¬† now and then I look at how people search and find this blog on Google. They usually make me chuckle. Here are some of the interesting ones from the last quarter: owning your shit, own your shit, ownyourshit. Yep. I believe in this one. If you did it, if…

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