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The best lessons my mom gave me (now!)

The best lessons my mom gave me (now!)

I had a unique opportunity to live with my mom. Obviously, majority of us had lived with their mothers, but my opportunity presented itself at 38. With my family (husband and two sons or as I sometimes say ‘my three kids’), we moved to live with my parents. You may...

How I found home in the midst of the pandemic

How I found home in the midst of the pandemic

The pandemic has changed a lot for all of us, but there are a few things I'm grateful for. Finding a home is one of them. When we moved to Nickelsdorf, a small village at the Austrian-Hungarian borders, it seems like a great idea. I remember a beautiful day in the...

The more I optimize, the more I lose

The more I optimize, the more I lose

Alexa, fart! The most common command our own little AI device gets from my two little rascals. What a delight! It’s my struggle, to be honest. I seem to focus on all the pitfalls of the newest technologies rather than their benefits. And, yes, it does make me feel old...

Meditation: I fail, but I love it

Meditation: I fail, but I love it

Meditation starts. Breathe in, one. Breathe out, two, three, four. Breathe in. Breathe out. Relax. I should have taken out pork chops from the freezer. Oh, no, no, no. Attention on my breath. In, one. Out, two, three, four. In…I wonder if Henry finished his homework...

My cancer diaries: Pain and gain of hair loss

My cancer diaries: Pain and gain of hair loss

She ran a comb through her hair. Her beautiful glossy long hair. At almost 40 she had no greys. Her hair had always been fine, but over the years she found her style and enjoyed the crown of her womanhood. As the comb raked her hair, a bunch of them fell like autumn...

When I begin halfway through

When I begin halfway through

For a brief (okay, one-month-long) moment in March 2020, I felt that my life had been canceled. I know that it wasn’t just my life. Of course, I’m not special. But while we’re living through the same circumstances, we all experience them differently. As I was trying...

Honey, we don’t have butter!

Honey, we don’t have butter!

Blue light cast a cold shadow on his face. He scratched his chin as if solving a mathematical problem. She looked up from her comfortable reading chair and immediately knew what’s coming. “Honey, do we have butter?” he asked, confused and annoyed at the same time....