1. Learning to be the Tortoise, Not the Hare

    “My identity for years was the lawyer who quit her job to eat soup. As I’ve laid in bed on and off since 2017, I’ve watched the travel industry and my fellow writers move on with their lives. Mine feels very stuck.” Jodi Ettenberg, founder of Legal Nomads, muses on grief, healing, and her CSF leak.

    Health
  2. Visceral Reactions

    Mark Alan Anderson’s “quick impression” of the sky makes quite the impression on the viewer, wouldn’t you agree?

    Art
    Mark Alan Anderson
  3. I’m Not the Hero. I’m Just a Piece of This Puzzle.

    “I thought, why can’t I just go on the internet and buy coffee from farmers?” In this interview with co-founder Thaleon Tremain, learn how Pachamama Coffee connects growers directly with customers in the U.S.

    Business
  4. Mom’s Lessons

    After her mom’s cancer diagnosis, a daughter reflects on her mom’s joyous approach to the time she has remaining: “This faith is a gift from my mother and very likely, my best lesson.”

    Family
  5. An Open Letter to Thin People Who Feel Infringed on by Fat People on Airplanes

    “What you want is for us to be weighed at the airport. Your thought is that we should be asked to pay more, and you should be asked to pay less, because you have been successful in your pursuit of thinness. “I eat salads,” you hiss at fat passengers like Norma. I also eat salads, […]

    Personal Essay
  6. The Nice Bird Club

    No women allowed?! On the founding of the Margaret Nice Bird Club — a birding group for women only at the American Ornithological Society’s History of Ornithology site.

    Science
  7. winter storm: haiku

    winter storm – / a train without a whistle / blows past the house

    Poetry
  8. I Inspire Women to Keep Wearing — and Doing — What They Love

    “When I was pregnant with my fourth child, Maely, I just wanted to keep wearing my jeans.” Holly Kjar discusses the product she created for pregnant women, the Maeband, and the growth of her business and online community.

    Business
  9. “I struggle with thoughts about how I would live my life if I knew I had only days. We all ask ourselves that question at some point. But seriously, pause for a minute, move past the cliché of that question, and think about it.”

    Commentary
  10. Sea Library

    Anna Iltnere lives in Jūrmala, a city along the sea in Latvia. “Ever since I fell in (love with) water a couple of years ago, books about the sea have become my passion. In 2018, I have opened a Sea Library here in Jūrmala for locals and others to read.”

    Books