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Laura Zera
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I write to connect people. Memoirist, essayist, travel writer.
I write to connect people. Memoirist, essayist, travel writer.

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I love Danielle LaPorte's recent post about the dangers of mediocrity, and I have a few things to add on to it, especially pertinent to those who have struggled with ambivalence around pushing yourself further. #courage

http://laurazera.com/2017/06/one-persons-mediocrity-anothers-happy-place/


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While traveling in Trinidad, I met a man who was days away from euthanasia. I wrote this essay about our meeting, and it's dedicated to him.
https://catapult.co/stories/waiting-to-go-home-on-being-a-traveler-in-trinidad

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Betcha never thought of taking political action training as a way to further your overall professional development, hey? Well, then. I wrote this for you!
http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/political-training-can-be-a-good-career-move/

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I wrote this piece on returnship programs for The Seattle Times. They're a relatively new things for Seattle, geared at professional women who are returning to work after an extended absence. #career #womenintech

http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/seattle-programs-help-women-go-back-to-work-after-a-career-break/

My new blog post on "healing feeling" work. It's not all kumbaya.

Don’t Be So Fast To Write Off “Healing Feeling” Work - http://laurazera.com/2016/11/dont-be-so-fast-…ing-feeling-work/ #health #mhsm #Desire Map




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The Washington Post published this piece I wrote about choosing a partner who doesn't expect you to quit doing what you love, even when it involves disappearing into far-flung countries with no cell service. #solotravel #relationships

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2016/10/05/im-married-but-i-still-travel-solo/

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I think I may be only the second person to ever write about Introvert's FOMO. But it's really real, I swear! Bustle: http://www.bustle.com/articles/153339-how-to-avoid-fomo-when-youre-an-introvert

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My essay at xoJane is on nursing-home sex, a topic that is becoming more and more relevant as our overall population ages.   #parents   #nursinghomes   #agingparents   #dementiacare  

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A crazy bit of engineering.
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