This one sounds so zen.  This is the one, ladies.  This is the sneaker wave.  Contentment seems like it should require zero work, like it would come from floating in a pool with a lemonade.  I want my emotional homework to be, “Find yourself a flattering swim suit and a pool floatie.  It’s time to …

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A few New Year’s Eve’s ago, my husband and I went out with some friends to a local pub.  The kids were with a sitter, and the thought of going out like we used to was intoxicating in and of itself.  The pub was dimly lit, with a colored laser machine at one end.  A …

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