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Author of An Ordinary Age, out 5/4/2021. Freelance writer. Kentuckian.

‘The End of Adolescence’ debunks the stereotype that young people today are slow to grow up.

‘So, what are your plans?’ isn’t always helpful.

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The more we care what others think of us, the harder it is to know ourselves. But self-compassion can help.

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How do we untether ourselves from the people we imagined we’d become?

An overgrown array of flowers and roses and ivy growing up the side of a brick building, and out a small window.

What happens when “just take care of yourself” starts to sound a lot like “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”?

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Here’s what to do with that late-pandemic impulse to make a big change

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“I was a person before I was a mother, before I was a teen mother, before I was the pregnant girl.”

What does it mean to plan out our lives in unplannable circumstances?

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