I Hugged Until I Couldn’t Anymore

I Hugged Until I Couldn’t Anymore

I Hugged Until I Couldn’t Anymore. I’m a hugger. I like to hug. I typically, but not always, give a warning like, “I’m coming in for a hug.” There’s usually time for the huggee to get their arms up. But, again, not always. Sometimes it’s me hugging people the...
Worry Is What You Do

Worry Is What You Do

Worry is what you do… (If you want to hear me read this 4-minute piece you can listen here: https://inside-stories.simplecast.com/episodes/inside-stories-covid-19-stories-2 I’m at about 2:38.) My daughter called yesterday. “Mom, They’re running out of gloves and...
A Quick Question. I Need Some Tips

A Quick Question. I Need Some Tips

Quick question. Who here has gone on vacation entirely alone? No conference or professional meeting to take up your time, no friend waiting at the airport to whisk you off for a chat. Alone. Alone. I’m asking about solo traveling. Sacajawea without the hangers-on,...
So many confessions, so little time

So many confessions, so little time

So many confessions, so little time. Hi, I’m Ann Garvin, and I like my screen time. Hear me out. I like my screens, but I also enjoy quiet time walking my dog outside. I like to stare into space and read real books. I love talking to my neighbors, going to listen to...
Patch-ing Up After Loss

Patch-ing Up After Loss

Patch-ing Up After Loss I woke up today, looked in the mirror and found my estrogen patch had migrated from my ass to my elbow. Sometime in the night my helping hormone swatch decided to relocate. Seriously you guys, my estrogen patch is so well meaning; I’ve been...
Six Things I Learned About Grief

Six Things I Learned About Grief

I learned a bunch of stuff this month. 6 Things to be exact. I hope you didn’t notice that I missed the January email. On the other, I kind of hope you did. Maybe you missed a word or two from me. Many of you know my dad died very unexpectedly and we moved my mother...