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Our Scars are High Art

Instead of viewing ourselves as “damaged,” how about embracing our imperfections, confident that we are better than before? Once or twice a year, my friend Jessi and I catch up over coffee or tea. Now Jessi is a powerhouse. Her youthful enthusiasm and creativity never fail to boost my sprits, and I always learn something…

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Resilience For Dessert

When the going gets rough, how do you stay on track? Despite my resolve to reduce my TV screen-time, I got sucked into a reality show called Zumbo’s Just Desserts. Zumbo is Australia’s very own Willy Wonka. In the show, 12 amateur bakers compete for a $100,000 prize by baking their own creations, as well as…

Let’s Put On a Show!

My friend Dani is a passionate and talented actor. When a prestigious Scottish graduate school offered her a spot in their acting program, she was beyond thrilled. Trouble was, despite scholarships and working extra jobs, Dani didn’t have quite enough money to make the move abroad. Not to be deterred, however, she took a favorite…

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Welcome Home

Late one recent Saturday night I made my way to Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport to pick up my 20-year-old son. He was returning from a week in Jamaica on a service-learning trip. There he helped build an addition onto an elementary school building, entertained schoolchildren during recess, and experienced his very first nightclub. I stood by…