Cleaning our messes one upset at a time

Cleaning our messes one upset at a time

Let’s face it. Most of us carry around a load of sadness and heartbreak. How could we not, considering the challenges we face and the state of the world? But we don’t want to feel it. We tuck it away, pretend it isn’t there, and put on our armor of “everything is...

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Be strong! Take climate action! Minneapolis July 2024

Be strong! Take climate action! Minneapolis July 2024

If you live, work, or play in the city of Minneapolis, please consider taking this simple action. Taking action is a great way to feel stronger when you feel despair over current events. Good news: the city of Minneapolis has committed to climate and equity goals for...

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four movements of chronic illness

four movements of chronic illness

Sometimes you can find strength just by the way you think about things. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 20. MS is a disease of the central nervous system. Each person with MS experiences it differently. It’s unpredictable and, when I was diagnosed,...

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Let’s transform small talk

Let’s transform small talk

“Connection,” Brené Brown writes, “is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” What if we felt that connection...

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Grieving our losses

Grieving our losses

Getting older comes with both benefits and losses. Benefits may include more free time, deeper relationships grown over time, and becoming more brilliantly who we are. Losses include physical and mental decline, death of friends and family members and, eventually, our...

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Advice and wisdom about getting older

Advice and wisdom about getting older

By Warren Wolfe I’m engaged in two projects that have me thinking about my aging. Actually, I’ve been thinking about that for more than 30 years, ever since I started writing about aging for the Star Tribune. But for the past two months, I’ve actually been taking...

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