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Writing from the Heart: Afraid of ‘other’

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A note from Nancy: The good news is I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my new book, “Memoir as Medicine,” coming out this...

Writing from the Heart: Body and soul

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About 30 years ago I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. It came on right after I had lost a document in the middle...

Writing from the Heart: Mirror, mirror

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I never understood women who said to their daughters, “When I’m on my deathbed, pluck my chin hairs or I’ll kill myself.” Why at...

Writing from the Heart: COVID lessons

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I just got my copy of “The Covid Monologues,” a local anthology edited by Jennifer Knight and Moira Silva. The stories are a powerful...

Writing from the Heart: Everything in moderation

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My friend Gerry used to say, “Everything in moderation … including moderation.” He would say it when I was complaining about my sugar habit....

Writing from the Heart: Happy everything!

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Fall on your knees! O hear the angels' voices! O night divine … Ohhhhh night when Christ was born!  Each Christmas our high school put...

Writing from the Heart: Tidying up

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I’m early for once. I’m doing my spring cleaning. And it’s only December. So proud. I think it was the smell of the mold...

Writing from the Heart: Let your opinions go

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Years ago I was walking up the stairs at the Cape Cod National Seashore with a friend. It was off-season, and I was blown...

Writing from the Heart: Naked truth

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In 1985, a young photographer friend asked me if I would pose for her in the nude. I was feeling beautiful for the first...

Writing from the Heart: Trick or treat

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It's not just that my major addiction is candy that makes Halloween my favorite holiday, it’s the dressing-up part. It’s such a great excuse...

Writing From the Heart: Kindred spirits

With sudden inflow of money from a successful business my husband and I started in 1971, we were able to move to a gorgeous...

Writing from the Heart: Move it

In 1971, I was on the beach with my husband, who was reading an article in Newsweek. Listen to this, he said as he...

Writing from the Heart: Yom Kippur

This is the first Yom Kippur without my sister. Yom Kippur is the holiest of all the Jewish holidays. It’s about forgiveness and repentance....

Writing from the Heart: Last resort

In 1955 in Hartford, Conn., in the middle of a raging recession, I took a sip of my last straw. I had applied for...

Writing from the Heart: Meditation miracles

In 1977, in the middle of my life, which had become an extended, ongoing crisis, I asked the owner of my favorite Indian restaurant...

Writing from the Heart: Anger

I had a son who was angry. He came out of the womb arguing with me. We called him “Last Word Dan.” It took...

Writing from the Heart: Magic eyes

In the early ’70s, there was a book being passed around in our circle of friends called “Magic Eye Beyond 3D.” Basically it was...

Writing from the Heart: Words run deep

This piece isn’t about the fact that my first affair was with a girl, although that is a fact. It’s about how one spoken...

Writing from the Heart: Truth and consequences

Did you know when you Google, your buying history is stored on the computer until you delete it? Once I learned (from a 3-year-old)...

Writing from the Heart: Rosa rugosa returns

We have a Rosa rugosa bush right outside our side door, and the first flower bloomed this morning. The initial thing that hit me...