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Full Bloom

When you're pregnant, it's as if you're handed a seed of unknown origin. You put it in the soil, water it, and give it light. The first seed leaves emerge, and you feel so proud! As the first set of true leaves unfurl, you begin to imagine the possibilities. You're sure your plant will be a hydrangea, because those are your favorite plants and surely nobody would give you a seed of a plant you don't like!

But then, much to your surprise, your hydrangea begins to look more and more like a...

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My Work

As the daughter of a Buddhist and a healer, I grew up surrounded by messages of "being in the Now". But then, somehow, I became entangled inthe slimy tentacles of modern life, which seemed determined to dragme away from the present moment.

There was always something I should be doing but wasn't, because I was busy doing something else that was just as "important". If I was loading the dishwasher I was fretting about the next day's lunches. If I was working with my students I was thinking about...

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