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Jenna Blum’s touching memoir details how her black Lab helped her grieve after her mom died. And then, in a full circle of love, Jenna cared for Woodrow during his final days.
Why striving to be "better" doesn't lead to feeling happier.
How is raising a feminist son different than raising a feminist daughter?
I knew right away I didn't want to see him again but I agreed to another date anyway. Why? By Ann Garvin
My father, a Holocaust survivor, taught me that where there’s life, there’s hope.
A daughter of a Cuban refugee recounts how her father's canaries pulled them from one day to the next, through the grief of the pandemic.
Would micro-dosing a highly addictive opioid be the cure I'd been looking for?
Rape victims often talk about a “before and after” understanding of self. How do you redefine self after trauma?
While I was deep into writing the book, I received a phone call. My mother was in the hospital. She’d been in a car wreck.
A sudden awareness of shrinking time has a striking way of showing us what is truly important: friendship and creativity.
Grief isn't a one-size-fits-all process. What does it look like for you?
"I imagined my retirement as a bursting forth, a late-stage adventure, a time to travel ... Maybe it will be, someday."
"We didn’t even know how to use Zoom until an hour before, but here we were sending out Zoom invitations to our pop-up wedding..."
"We can treat our pain and create change when we turn our anger into action, when we connect with others, and we do our best to help those in need."
Now, more than ever, I need to dance — to choose joy, even if only for 30 seconds. It’s a way to have a glimmer of control during this dark time. For me, it’s also a prayer for those who are struggling.
A mother gets to know her children better during the time of isolation.
A poet connects with nature during the time of isolation.
I want to know she’s safe... And maybe, too, the truth is, what I really yearn for is for her to want to know that I am safe.
How do you renovate your life? Start with your home.
What animals can teach us about staying present, facing fear, and accepting joy.
Ten things I've learned about how to let go—and go forward—with decency and mercy.
Adrienne Brodeur's new memoir is a moving, masterful mother-daughter story about the secrets we keep and the pain we endure for love.
"My intent was ... just to scribble down short love letters to my sons, little messages in a bottle they might stumble across decades after my death."
We must hold the media accountable for reporting in a truthful, non-partisan way.
Yoga is a great way to practice Svadhyaya, or self-study, and as we tune into what's going on in the body and mind, the pathways to creativity often become untangled.
I've never been the jealous type--until my cat fell in love with my husband.
I thought of paying for a child's school as a simple act of altruism that would help me as much as it helped her… but there was nothing simple about aid or Haiti.
According to the FBI profile of serial rapists, they aren’t just punishing many women; inevitably, they’re punishing one woman.
Inviting, say, George Clooney, into the bedroom can be a boom for our sex lives. And, according to experts, there's no reason to feel guilty about it.
"It’s one thing to talk about how to get rid of toxic friendships. It’s another to realize that, in fact, you are the toxic friend."
Jennifer Haupt is an award-winning journalist and author of the novel, In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills. She has written for O, The Oprah Magazine, Parenting, The Rumpus, The Sun, and other publications.
A collection of essays and articles about finding meaning in the big and small moments in life.