Saving Superwoman

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We had a professor in graduate school that everyone referred to as “Superwoman.” I am sure she would have been embarrassed if she had known that was her nickname. Among many other admirable qualities, she was humble and nothing about the way she carried herself asked for this title. But while buried in research and living ...

Finding Home

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The concept of “home” is never far from my mind. Living in different parts of the country has broadened my idea about what “home” means. Sometimes I feel like pieces of my heart are scattered about in different states. So much so that when people ask me if I am “going home for Christmas,” I ...

Thankful In All Seasons

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I finished the last load of laundry and carried the basket full of clothes upstairs. I began to fold the laundry; all clean smelling and warm in my hands, marveling about the fact that clothes actually come in such small sizes. As the piles of neatly folded onesies grew, I began to cry tears of ...

Room to Grow

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He listened with kind eyes, nodding as I told my story and my feelings about the conversation. A friendship had left me feeling hurt and I was telling my mentor all about it. How could she? Who says that?! I was feeling small and insignificant in the wake of my friend’s insensitive remarks and I ...