While In Boston

The Charlesmark Hotel, Boston, MA, February 10th, 2024. Olivia and I spent our evening at a small circular table beside the hotel bar. We chatted between bites of pita with…

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My Superpower

Two winters ago, I stopped by my Grandparent’s house for lunch with Michael and our friend who was visiting from out of town. “Do you have any fun childhood stories…

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How To Stay Young

A few weeks back, a boy at work tried to spell my name. “C-R-I-S-T-E-N,” he announced proudly. “K,” I replied, “Kristen starts with a K.” ”Kristen, Ka, “C”, Ka,” he…

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At Ease

I’ve always enjoyed when a yoga class begins with the reminder to “set an intention”. The teacher often cues the class to take a deep breath and set an intention—an…

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An Imperfect Baker

Two years ago, I bought "The Magnolia Bakery Handbook". I made lemon poppyseed scones. My parent’s kitchen only had baking soda, no baking powder—or maybe I didn't realize there was…

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Climbing

Today’s course was a well-designed vertical trail of small orange rocks. It began simply with a few steps upward, my hands moved first, followed by my feet. I had been…

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