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Journey Before Destination

In Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive, there’s an oath that certain people take while obtaining specific abilities. The plot isn’t important, just the oath: Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination. There are many ways to interpret these small … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Cultivate

I won’t lie to y’all – May has been just as tough as I expected. So far, I’ve been coping with the crushing ghost-trauma** by binge-watching TV. While this isn’t the healthiest thing in the world, it’s far better than … Continue reading

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WW – Great Courses: Stress and Your Body

For the last few weeks, I’ve been listening to a series of 24 lectures from Great Courses. These were taught by a professor named Robert Sapolsky, who was an excellent speaker. Not only was the subject matter something that strongly … Continue reading

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Readathon: Since We Fell, by Dennis Lehane

Years ago, Rachel was a globe-traveling journalist with a hot career and her life put together. After a PTSD-related mental collapse, she’s become agoraphobic and has lost most of the people she was once friends with. The big exception is … Continue reading

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Steffi suffers from a lot of mental health disorders, including severe anxiety, panic disorder, and selective mutism. She cannot talk except in rare circumstances or in the few locations/with the few people she’s most comfortable. Rhys is new at school, … Continue reading

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The One, by John Marrs

If a DNA test could match you to the one person in the world you are biologically compatible with, would you take the test? How would your results influence your actions? Can terms like “love” and “soulmate” really be quantified … Continue reading

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Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (audio)

Tess has always been the “bad” twin, in her angelic sister’s shadow, tormented by her mother and younger brothers. Her family is completely miserable: parents estranged and impoverished, half-sister who is also a half-dragon, and Tess herself, “ruined” at the … Continue reading

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