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Writing from the Heart: Life goes on

I was going to start a piece with the following: I thought I couldn't live without Arnie Reisman. Paul Selwyn. Bob Dente. My son Dan,...

Writing from the Heart: Ancestors

I want ancestors. Well, obviously I have some. Everyone does. But I want to connect with mine. I want to see them. I want...

Writing from the Heart: Learning what ‘hard’ really is

Many years ago, I was on the beach with my husband, who was reading an article in Newsweek. “Listen to this,” he said as...

Writing from the Heart: Chilmark fantasy

I am sitting on the outside patio at the Chilmark Tavern, happily devouring my Middle Road Honey and Citrus Panna Cotta, when Jenna comes...

Writing from the Heart: Check the date

My kids used to look at the expiration dates on food when they were perusing what their teenage bodies were craving in that big...

Writing from the Heart: Like good wine

A few days ago, I went to a dear friend’s 75th birthday party. The invitation said no gifts, but to bring a funny quote...

Writing from the Heart: Eating your grief

“What was your grief food?” my friend Cindy says, as I am handing her the black bean soup I brought as my offering in...

Writing from the Heart: (Un)reality

The movie "Everything Everywhere All At Once" is nominated for an academy award. My husband and I just might be the only people who...

Writing from the Heart: Antique lace

Yesterday I took a walk on Lucy Vincent. When we got to the pond I had a sudden flash of a distinct memory. So many...

Writing from the Heart: Compassion fatigue

There’s a pile of three nickels on my table. The VFW sends them twice a year with their fundraising envelope. They peel off very...

Writing from the Heart: The case for living memorials

I went to a memorial a few days ago. One speaker after another got up and told these amazing stories. I knew him slightly....

Writing from the Heart: Keeping your heart open

God, this lamb korma is good. And the rice, the rice has whole cumin seeds! I love those. My husband and I are eating at...

Writing from the Heart: Do something different in 2023

I always make my New Year’s resolutions after New Year’s. It doesn't really matter when I make the list, since it always starts with...

Writing from the Heart: Christmas envy

This is the first year in my entire life I don't have Christmas envy. Over the years, my kids have known about my vivid...

Writing from the Heart: Spiritual lessons from a trench coat

Until today, when I was zipping up my new winter jacket, I never realized how my clothing is actually the catalyst for my spiritual...

Writing from the Heart: Daylight saving

This is my favorite time of the year. When we turn the clocks back and it gets dark at four in the afternoon. I...

Writing from the Heart: Crying … a lot

I've been doing a lot of crying lately.  I don’t know if it’s post-, post-menopause, or the state of the world or change of life...

Writing from the Heart: Welcome back

I am welcoming myself back to the column. As some of you might know, I took a mini sabbatical to rewrite my memoir, the...

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...