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It was my wife’s birthday recently. She usually declares that the whole month in which her birthday occurs to be her “birthmonth.” At the start of the month, she makes a list of all the things she wants to do in that month, and she commits to doing them. She also tries to celebrate the whole month as if it’s actually her birthday.

For example, she takes risks by expressing herself and not holding back; she sets firmer…