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Lauren Kessler

Essays

Read my forays into the world of anti-aging

Read my mini-essays on mothering a 21st century teen

Taking the First Ballet Step
in a Quest to Dance The Nutcracker

It was decades since my last ballet class,
but I was determined

My Year of Aging Backward

My adventures in the world of anti-aging
as I separate hope form hype

Hands-on Magic

For Sarah Brightwood,
Everything is function.
Everything is art.

My Walk on the Blind Side

Life offered me a Sandra Bullock moment,
and I’d like to say I seized it.

Letting Go

You wish you could spare her every hurt,
but letting go is part of the art of mothering.

The Kindness of Strangers

An Oregon nurse enlisted an entire hospital
to make sure that no one dies alone

Bridging the Gap

Life in a residential Alzheimer’s facility
through the eyes of the low-wage workers
who care for these vulnerable patients
when their families can’t.

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