Check, Please

Picture from Will by Sarah Cady (CC BY-NC-SA)

When’s the last time you checked in with yourself?

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Braving the Inauguration

Greater Than Fear by Shepard Fairey. Used with permission.

I’m not celebrating. I bore witness to history and steeled myself for the challenges ahead.

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Happy Arbitrary Line In the Sands of Time

When’s the last time you eyed your goals, plans, and progress? However you mark time, it helps to check in with yourself once in a while.

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Post-Election Recovery: Start Small

fallen short. by Muff McElfresh (CC BY-NC-ND)

Crushed? Dazed? Angry? Scared? Be gentle with yourself. Once you’ve caught your breath and recovered your wits, start small.

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Subversive Stories Are Good for You

From "Books Challenged and/or Banned 2012-2013". Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

It’s Banned Books Week! I’ve enjoyed or learned from a lot of subversive gems. How many of these have you read?

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The Irony of Rebellion (Part II)

Simple pendulum by Ethan Hein (CC BY) expanded

Simple, prolonged defiance can have unintended consequences. So what do you do with the time your rebellion has bought?

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Solace & Perspective in Untamed Places

Contemplation by David G. Hawkins (CC BY-NC)

We can all use some comfort and perspective in these difficult times. When you feel overwhelmed, head for the wild.

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Faking It: Anatomy of a Sexy Selfie

Girl in the mirror by Luis Quiles. © Gunsmithcat (Luis Guiles)

A how-to for girls who take their cues from pouting, naked celebrities (read: cleavage = attention = love).

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Your Personal Year in Review

Before you raise a toast to 2016, take some time to appreciate the year you’re emerging from.

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Remembering Gratitude after Tragedy

Thanksgiving by Ed Schipul (CC BY-SA)

Taking nothing for granted after the devastation in Paris.

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