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Katherine Mayfield

This is the Year for Me

By Katherine Mayfield

In 2011, I resolve to start taking care of myself. Really taking care of myself. I’ve tried the new diets; I’ve sweated through the “no pain, no gain” exercise programs. I’ve even exorcised my clutter. But this year, I resolve to take care of myself the way I want to be taken care of. I […]

Walking the Tightrope

By Katherine Mayfield

My parents grew up during the Depression. After they married, my father earned an excellent white-collar wage as an electrical engineer, and his financial mantra was, “Save every penny for your retirement.” Sound advice, but when I was small, even with my father’s good job and steady wage, it always felt like there wasn’t enough. […]