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Just Wait

By Megan Rolfe

Sometimes it feels like we are stuck and there is no way out.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot due to…oh, you know, current circumstances. Where I live, there has been a lot of deep breathing … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month and Us

By Vega Subramaniam

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To my fellow travelers along our bumpy, shifting, treacherous path of survival, I see you and salute you.

Job loss, financial stress, and social isolation: three of the biggest predictors of … Read More

24 Apr '20

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Sustain the Flame/Don’t Just Inspire the Fire

By Vega Subramaniam

In the days when a human could casually imagine doing this (read: before March 11th), Mala and I love(d) camping. We love the wilderness, the fresh air, the birds.

And when we camp, naturally we build campfires.Read More

No Guilt, No Pressure, Just Us Surviving

By Vega Subramaniam

What a difference a month can make, eh?

I’ve found myself cocooning for the past several weeks.

For one thing, Mala and I (and her mom) moved a couple weeks ago, from Silver Spring to Laurel, MD, … Read More

Doing My Part to Flatten the Curve

By Vega Subramaniam

To add to the growing list of places that are closed, I just now got a notice from our apartment building that the fitness center is closed for two weeks (to be clear: I don’t actually useRead More

Maybe This Time…

By Vega Subramaniam

There’s a writing fellowship I’ve had my sights on for…well, for at least a few years now. Every once in awhile, I’ll go to the website, check out the next application date, salivate a bit over the … Read More

New Year, New Chances

Resolutions from the VMC Team VEGA’S INTENTIONS

It’s the new year, dear friends. You might or might not be the kind of person who’s inclined to use this moment to reflect on the past year and dream and plan for … Read More

Everybody Panics

Confession: the other day, I made a big mistake at work.

Essentially, it involved me sending out an earlier version of an email instead of the final version. “Oh, that’s not so bad,” you might say, … Read More

Welcome to 2019!

By Vega Subramaniam

Despite everything, I’m feeling a pleasant shiver of anticipation for 2019. Partly, it’s because Mala, Megan, and I just finished our annual business planning retreat. That always puts a lightness in my step. There’s something about … Read More

16 Nov '18

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Compassion: The Original Performance Enhancing Substance

By Vega Subramaniam

Two of Mala’s three core values are Compassion and Conscientiousness (the third being Courage, because Mala can only have sets that begin with the same first letter…or fashion themselves into convenient acronyms. Ask me sometime about her … Read More