Posts by Author: 27 posts by Preeti

Although I am dumbfounded by the existence of Donald Trump – not because of his politics but because someone who seems to have such little respect for others could be deemed a potential leader of our country, I am also

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I had a conversation last year with my parents over dinner at one of their favorite restaurants. It was an unusual circumstance, just the three of us. No kids, no siblings, no significant other. Somehow we talked about my teenage

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My wise daughter saw a poster in our favorite spiritual bookstore the other day that read “Let go of the things you like in order to make room for the things you love.” She decided to adopt it as her

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Usually on Fridays, my girl and I have planned one-on-one time together, while her brother does science club afterschool. But last Friday she had made the decision to sacrifice it so we would have enough time to cook our Friday

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I’ve been without a cell phone for over a week now. At first it was only a little inconvenient because I was in the Bahamas and hadn’t planned on using it much. It was irritating to be without my lightweight

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Somehow this photo speaks to both the little girl inside and the woman now. The sight of a ferris wheel always makes my heart a little giddy. Even in Paris, with all its beauty, this was a glorious view!

A friend passed away recently. She was young – my age, with a son, making it feel so much closer to home. I hadn’t known her for that long, my connection originating through a friendship with her husband. During the

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As I listened to the radio – 3 shot dead at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, my stomach turned. Not just because we were close-by in Boulder, Colorado when it happened, but because it brings back all of the

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Last night I heard a conversation on NPR with a teacher and a researcher who discussed the use of mindfulness and meditation in the classroom. They talked about the immense benefits of doing so – behavioral as well as academic.

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My recent trip to Paris followed the story line of a movie about the modern day couple, working, 2 young kids, often ships passing in the sea. When we first landed, we were not yet accustomed to the lightness of

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