Burnout Survival Guide

“Are you stressed?” My doctor asked me that hilarious question while I was in her office being seen for recurring headaches that I’d recently begun having. These buggers were lasting for several days at a time. She asked me a whole battery of questions, trying to get to the root of the pain banging in…

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Behind a Black Man’s Mask

As the world continues to navigate a new way of functioning under the threat of illness brought by COVID-19, essential businesses and services are now requiring patrons to wear masks. It’s a protocol that assumes everyone is sick or carrying the virus, and the masks prevent the carriers from continuing to spread disease. It’s a…

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New Tribe: Meet the Neighbors

Welcome back to the next installation in our series about building new friendships in our adult lives. Growing up takes us in new directions, creates new priorities, and has a tendency to have a big impact on our friendships. In my case, moving around to different states while growing a family created geographic separation between…

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