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Swim Towards the Light

Life lessons from my not-so-zen dad

Light pouring in through the ocean surface

“Waves come in sets of seven…” This was the first piece of advice my father gave me when I was a little girl.

He was an architect, a young one at the time, with dreams of modern structures and box houses like Mies van der Rohe’s. Only we lived in the heart of Colonial New England — Marblehead, Massachusetts to be specific: the birthplace…




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Michele DeMarco

Michele DeMarco

Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t.

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