What Caused My Hypochondria & How I Conquered It

Years ago, I wrote and recorded a story for the weekly public radio program "This American Life," chronicling my struggle with hypochondria and anxiety. The program is celebrating its 25th anniversary! I just discovered the episode, “Mapping,” is a recommended staff favorite. Here's what host Ira Glass wrote about the [...]

Why DNA Results Are A Big Deal For This Adoptee

Well, now I know I am not part Jewish. DNA tests for adoptees like me are a game-changer. That’s the thing about being adopted. I was at the mercy of other people’s stories about me. In my early thirties, my adoptive father told me I was Jewish, although he [...]

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