Be yourself

My daughter Madison and I were talking about the difficulty she sometimes feels in navigating her female friendships. Relationships are always emotionally complex, but for a group of college freshmen girls working to better know themselves, female friendships must seem practically impossible. During our talk, Madison noted that I had come from a different generation-a …

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Last year my widowed mother spent most of the year battling and then recovering from breast cancer. During the holiday season, I was fortunate enough to reconnect with my grandmother Frances’s last remaining sibling, my great aunt. It was almost like having Frances there with me. We were all connected by our common love for …