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On depression: you can’t catch a net with itself

It makes sense that people trust their thoughts. Just like the omniscient narrators from TV shows like “The Wonder Years” and “Burn Notice,” we use the little voices in our heads as navigators to lead us from one situation to … Continue reading

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How to not lose your head this Halloween

A lot of the books I buy my son are recommendations from Suburban Trends children’s book columnist Richard Gawel. In a recent column, he recommended Matthew McElligott’s “Even Monsters Need Haircuts.” So I bought it. I wanted my 4-year-old son, … Continue reading

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Hunting down the cool moments in a day

Routines can get monotonous and time can feel like it’s carrying on without me. That’s when my heels start to drag. Option one: desertion – flee the monotony with trips to the water cooler, snacking, fidgeting and mental staycations. Option two: tracking … Continue reading

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Love: a life’s lesson

Looking at the ladder of love in Plato’s “Symposium.” Continue reading

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