Personal Musings Filter
  1. lauralanni

    Author, professor, and chemist Laura Lanni publishes personal musings and often short yet poignant posts on teaching, writing, motherhood, and more.

    Authors
  2. The Moment I Became an Adult

    Humor blogger Nicole recounts an unfortunate incident with her smartphone: “‘Stay with me,’ I pleaded with my phone. It didn’t respond.”

    Humor
  3. “They are in my life because of a confluence of coincidence, but also fundamentally because I moved from comfort.”

    Exploration
  4. Beach Books Blog

    Anna Iltnere loves the sea and loves books, and on Beach Books Blog she shares her journey toward writing a book about the sea in literature, as well as other marine-focused thoughts and meditations.

    Books
  5. It’s Not Just Muscles I’m Growing, Here

    “Numbers do not tell you, or me, or anyone else, my worth, they are simply numbers, and the one on my scale is no different, and that’s what my sports have done for me.” Powerlifter Stephanie reflects on how sports have given her much more than physical fitness.

    Health
  6. Rural Realities of Repealing the ACA

    “I mourn the loss of possibility, of promise, of our pursuit of happiness.” A couple, both insured through the Affordable Care Act, contemplates the loss of insurance and the loss of the life they’d hoped to have.

    Health
  7. Thoughts on Belonging

    Writer and educator Monna McDiarmid, a Canadian based in Yokohama, Japan, reflects on her shifting sense of belonging to the various places she’s lived in.

    Culture
  8. And, now, for the weirdest medical diagnosis ever.

    With humor and insight, Carol J. Pardun writes about the rare swallowing disorder she was diagnosed with — and what she’s learned from the process about herself and what she wants the next year to look like.

    Health
  9. “I Once Had Promises to Keep”: Six Takes On the New Year

    Six bloggers navigate the transition from 2016 to 2017 with poetry, illustration, photography, and more.

    Personal Musings
  10. “We will not wake up with hangovers and crock pots full of black eyed peas and feel suddenly settled or resolved, there will be no obvious solutions to our problems. No matter how resolute we may be, the date on the calendar is not an enabler.”

    Essay
  11. “One of my resolutions is to get in the habit of writing more frequently, and part of that is learning to write shorter.”

    Inspiration
  12. Anticipation of the Year Ahead

    “I will continue to live in the moment and practice gratitude for every blessing I have: My family, my health, my freedom, my ability to follow my dreams and my quest to make a difference in the world even if it is small.” The blogger at thirdeyemom responds to a recent photo challenge, “Anticipation.”

    Inspiration
  13. 30 Excellent Quotes from Powerful Women on Overcoming Failure

    From Maya Angelou to Tina Fey, StyleCaster collected 30 smart statements on recovering from failure, applicable to members of all genders.

    Inspiration
  14. On not writing Christmas cards

    Helen Hayward on not writing Christmas cards: “I’ve always struggled to describe an entire year in a hundred words inside a Christmas card. I find it even harder this year. Because this year it’s clear to me that my life isn’t going to plan.”

    Essay
  15. Amsterdive

    Amsterdam-based actress Ana V. Martins shares personal musings and reflections on city life, with tips for visitors and locals alike.

    Culture