Asha Dornfest

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NEW EPISODE: Financial Literacy for Kids. @drchristinekoh and I talk money skills:… #edityourlifeshow
Read @jiatolentino's Internet essay in TRICK MIRROR and now I feel a combo of nostalgia, horror, insight, confusion, admiration, embarrassment, and resolve. Courageous writing matters.
THE LIGHTMAKER'S MANIFESTO launch event -- powerhouse conversation between @Chookooloonks and @mirajacob -- is free & open to all. REGISTER NOW. I already did.…
NEW #edityourlifeshow: I talk about joyful activism with @Chookooloonks, author of the new book, THE LIGHTMAKER'S MANIFESTO. Don't miss this.
I’ve been powerless for 3 days, and, frankly, you didn’t show me much. But this one will blow out your circuits a bit. I've Got the Power…
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Breaking News: A key FDA advisory panel recommended the use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in 5- to 11-year-olds, who could start getting shots late next week.
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PS. I'm reading Trick Mirror next.
It's like they're reading my mind. Such a smart, generous convo about the tragedy of the Internet. Thank you @jonfavs @jiatolentino.…
Take refuge in the present. @drchristinekoh and I discuss how this applies to our day-to-day lives in #edityourlifeshow Ep. 247.
This is the only way I've found relief from COVID anxiety. New #edityourlifeshow: The Calming Power of Now.
My latest at @CNN is on money, a topic that so many people hate talking about but need to talk about…
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Each year at the OMA Annual Conference, we recognize exemplary members of our community. Congratulations to Dr. Smitha Chadaga with @OurLegacyHealth and Dr. Eric Wiser with @OHSUNews for being this year's Doctor-Citizens of the Year! Learn more at…
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“…the future destroys the present” (Hanna Arendt’s description of anxiety). Wow. My mind is blown by the timing of this @brainpickings piece given today’s #edityourlifeshow recording.
Important read for parents. I am loving @Tish_H_Warren's NYT columns.…
This is why I’ve gone back to school to study literature. I figure the essential human questions are pretty constant and this is my way to engage with them (for now). #postbaccalaureate…
The little things matter more than you realize. New #edityourlifeshow podcast:…
NEW #edityourlifeshow: A report from my newly-empty nest. ⁦@drchristinekoh⁩ and I debrief.
This lede summarizes why I have never forced my children to give hugs. Team High Five for life. My latest on consent conversations at @CNN. Thank you Rosalia Rivera @shafiazaloom Rachel Brian of @BlueSeatStudios for sharing your genius in this piece.…
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What an incredible delight it was to talk to @NedJohnson about his new book + vulnerability and human connection. He is a gem. Please give this a listen.
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Just finished the audiobook of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING. Do they give awards for audiobook narrators? Cassandra Campbell was a joy to hear.
Give to abortion funds now. Then mentally commit the rest of your political donation cash to helping win state legislatures and governorships - even and especially in states where it’ll seem nearly impossible. That’s where it’ll matter most.
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Three years later, this thread hits differently. Read the whole thing. Think about it. Talk about it.…
PORTLAND FRIENDS! Our beloved ⁦@MultCoLib⁩ has chosen ‘Good Talk’ by ⁦@mirajacob⁩ for Everybody Reads 2022 — I’M DOING A HAPPY DANCE!…
I just finished reading The Testaments, @MargaretAtwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Between this and the voting restrictions Texas just passed, it’s alarming to witness this straightforward march toward theocracy. Not new, I know. Still, alarming.…
The days leading up to my daughter’s college departure remind me of the days right before my son’s birth. Read more:…
It won’t always be like this. I just keep saying that to myself. Saying it here it the hopes that it helps you.
Please blast far and wide: the story that Rice was experiencing an unexpectedly high rate of Delta spread among a population vaccinated in the mid-90% range led to panic and despondency across Twitter. Nearly all the troubling results were false positives…
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NEW EPISODE (my first solo): College Application First Steps #edityourlifeshow…
Here’s my fantasy: walking in nature for a week straight, with stops/food/luggage transfer provided. Like a Cotswold walk but in the US. I see an option in Vermont. Do you know of anywhere else?
Portland parks and natural areas remain bone-dry. Please help protect them with NO open flames or cooking/grilling. @PDXFire and @PDXParksandRec continue to partner to raise awareness and thank all neighbors and park visitors for your vigilance.
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Best uses for Twitter, for me: ✅ saying thank you ✅ saying I like this ✅ amplifying good and/or smart people ✅ tossing out half-baked thoughts that get honed (or debunked) by generous replies ✅ tossing out random wisdom & trusting it will land where needed
The interest on joy compounds. IT’S MATH, PEOPLE.
The secret to a happy life is to savor and recall the ups a few minutes longer than you lament or fear the downs.
“This is why we are doomed” tweets only make the problem worse. Like pointing at a fire with lighter fluid.
Passionate about software development and open to public service? Want to join the team that builds stuff like the state's Digital Vaccine Record that serves the residents of California? Immediate opening for a web application developer on our eng team:…
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Thank you to those who weighed in — you’ve helped me find a place to start reading more of Mary Oliver’s poetry.
Casey is not the only one to push back on my earlier tweet. Again, I think accountability is different than shaming. Shame is a blunt instrument of control. You’re in or you’re out, with no room or time to evolve.…
Trying to make a “silver lining” joke but I just can’t stick the landing.…
I had the delight of interviewing @NedJohnson this morning for the Edit Your Life pod. Seriously, parents, go order his new book. So much high level (e.g., brain research) + practical (e.g., sample language) stuff in it! Congrats, Ned!
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Look, no judgement here. I’m no Zen master. I FEEL all sorts of ways about other peoples’ choices and perspectives. But, if my goal is social change, I’m practical about how I ACT.
I appreciate what you’re saying here. But I’d argue there’s a crucial distinction between accountability and shaming, and a connection to short-term vs long-term change.…
Shaming may feel good, but it doesn’t work as a tactic for social change.
There’s science. Then there’s how we communicate about science. Then there’s accepting that different people hear and learn in different ways. Bottom line: Write. Podcast. Make art. Talk to people. Help them get vaccinated.…
☀️ Help us spread the word about this interactive map of cooling centers, cool spaces and splash pads:
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🚨I wrote a big piece about how Delta affects the pandemic endgame. Many folks are upset & confused by the last month. Here's an attempt to reset expectations, lay out our goals, map the near-term future, & show how the pandemic ends--which it will. 1/…X
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Just preordered: Please Scream Inside Your Heart, A Book By ⁦@davepell⁩ — founder of #NextDraft & one of the smartest, funniest, most generous people I know. Also a better writer than me.
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