All posts by Tabitha MacGowan

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The different view

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A friend recently shared that she felt burdened. I felt the same way last weekend, especially as the counts rose of those both contracting and dying from COVID-19 in the United States. I don’t think you can be a feeling human being and not feel burdened by something…

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The nudges

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Completely unprompted, two friends told me last week to keep writing. There’s probably something you should know about me. I tend to minimize things, specifically when they have to do with me. And the universe pretty much knows this by now. So, when I hear or see things…

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The fresh life

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“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” –Madeleine L’Engle (author of A Wrinkle in Time), The Expanding Universe, Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech If I read A…

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The lessons of fear

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It’s safe to say that it’s been a year of introspection for me. It’s also been one of practicing courage in the face of fear. I believe that emotions are here to teach us, especially the uncomfortable ones. They’re signposts that give us direction and guidance. I have…

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The call for more love

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Oh, holy heck. I was committed to blogging about autism again (specifically on the topic of stimming) when this past weekend’s events in Charlottesville occurred and immediately altered my focus. Then, as icing on the proverbial cake, our President came on television Tuesday to double-down on his views….

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The travel anxiety

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I typically travel only a few times a year for work. In less than three months, I’ve had four trips. Typically, they last about four nights. Kane doesn’t always adapt well to these. He doesn’t sleep well. He clings to me. He sometimes cries. He does much better…

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