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Teaching Myself Joy

Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job or a limb or a loved one, a graduation, bringing a new baby home: it’s impossible to think at first how this will be possible. Eventually what moves it all forward is the subterranean ebb and flow of being alive among the living.

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What You Do

I’m sitting in the passenger seat of our mini-van attempting to keep my twin four-year olds entertained on a long drive home. My face is hot and tingly, and my palms slick as I relive an unpleasant encounter at a Cracker Barrel somewhere off I-95. […]

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Aging and Living

Anne Lamott’s article in O Magazine sums up some important pluses of aging and some downsides. Lamott unfailingly has something of value to offer. The article reminded me of her writing manual Bird By Bird, a truly effective aid to the struggling, defeated, depressed beginning writer. Oh […]

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Salt Water is for those who have lost someone they can’t live without – a child, a sibling, a spouse, a parent, a close friend – and the people who love them. We provide a safe harbor where you can find comfort, support and tools to survive your loss and rebuild your life.

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