When I think of all the things I have to be thankful for I smile and my heart overflows with joy because I realize how each and every one of these things has revolutionized my life and made me into the person I am today.
I'm spending Thanksgiving differently this year. It's very quiet at our Vermont country inn, the first year in 28 years that we haven't served Thanksgiving dinner. Dad loved hosting the holiday. It was the perfect excuse for him to miss Thanksgiving with his in-laws at the Wasserstein Thanksgiving in Manhattan.
Today is Turkey Day, and you're trans. You know it's about to get tricky. Maybe it's the first Thanksgiving that you've been out to your family. Maybe you're a seasoned pro. Either way, if you're wondering what to expect, here are 8 things that are, well, definitely going to happen.
We work so hard every day to build and sustain a tribe around us -- of relatives, of friends, of colleagues -- that we can't help but feel that unity threatened when a tragedy like Paris occurs.
I took my first "Little" during Spring recruitment of my Freshman year. My "Big" has always been my guide, not only in learning more about my sorority, but she also introduced me to the Greek family that existed within our campus community.
Throughout history, we haven't always reciprocated generosity, as seen by how we've treated our native neighbors. That shouldn't preclude us from giving thanks to them now, and from continuing to be welcomers ourselves.
But if you're like me and never celebrated Thanksgiving to begin with -- nor do you feel inclined to celebrate -- embrace it. Order in. Eat out. Enjoy your alone time, if it comes to that. Go for a hike. Read a book or re-watch a favorite series on Netflix. Don't feel guilty or weird.
Are you growing up in a home or did you grow up in a home where you faced adversities? Because if you experienced adversities like physical abuse, Ch...
This is the first Thanksgiving when our love is officially and legally recognized all across the country. Whether you're sitting around the table with Aunt Jane and Uncle Bob in Topeka or Tallahassee, you've got the federal government on your side when they launch into their ignorant diatribe.
We are all so busy with work, school, sports, clubs and varying schedules that it can be hard to get in quality time on a regular basis. So, now is your chance. Ask that everyone please keep the connected devices at arms length.
Too often we forget that the holidays season isn't always filled with joy. Weaved throughout the celebrations, goodwill and giving are stories of sadness, exclusion and despair. Keeping these things in mind, here are some words.
Ava has performed in several musical roles in which she shines as the blossoming actress she is. While the theater is being renovated to be a safe, thriving space, other children with disabilities like Ava lose a big outlet for creativity and community support of the arts.
So, here is what I am working on before the big day: lowering my expectations. My older sister, mother of four, taught me this long ago. On any capital letter event involving children or any other family members, lower your expectations.
The people behind the curtain at Facebook headquarters love to come up with neat little tricks every now and again, algorithms that are supposed to ca...
At big holiday meals, I will often print these questions and put one under each person's plate. Varying the questions -- instead of having everyone answer the same question -- tends to keep folks more engaged. A printable copy of this list is here.
Is there a secret recipe for writing a good letter? I don't think so. There are many creative ways to express gratitude. This is the blueprint I use: