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This is a meditation on the intersection of belonging and identity, transitions and thresholds, and designing an intentional life.

All That Glitters

Here’s an embarrassing confession: I thought the phrase was “All that glitters is not gold.” Meaning, just because it’s shiny doesn’t mean it has value.

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At the Table

When I was ten years old, I got it into my head that I wanted the kitchen table set. All the time, just like in

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All Things Considering

You see the headlines.  Seventy percent of C-suite executives are considering quitting due to burnout.  Over half of residents in the San Francisco Bay Area

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What’s in a Name?

First name Emily. Last name Ávila. First half American. Second half Portuguese. Just like my life. Totally one, and totally the other. Here, no one

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Cry, the Beloved Country

Within hours of the devastating U.S. Supreme Court decision to rescind the constitutional protection of bodily autonomy, we started getting queries. Texts, emails, and Linked

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