Hamstrung

Like other January Warriors, I decided to increase the intensity of my workouts three weeks ago. I’m training to run a 5k with my kids in May. Yesterday when a pain started rippling from my hip to my knee. Dr. Google and I settled on a diagnosis: my IT band is acting up, so this morning, instead […]

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Moving Forward

Last night President Obama commemorated the sixth anniversary with a State Of The Union address full of his inspiring, soaring rhetoric and packed with his trademark high-minded idealism. You can watch it here. The magnitude of this man and all he represents being elected President of the United States in 2008 continues to reverberate, like […]

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Je Suis Confused

By now you certainly know that twelve people were killed in France on January 7th in a terrorist attack. The satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, was the target, reportedly as a revenge for the magazine’s ridiculing of Islam’s central figure, the Prophet Muhammad. Some Muslims consider it blasphemy. In the wake of this terrible crime, people across […]

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Tree: The Sign I was looking for

There’s been some turmoil in my life of late. Sorry to be oblique but I’m not spilling it here. Its nature wraps up the trifecta of horrible – getting stuck in the reliving past woundings; worrying about the future; and those two things conspiring to keep me away from the only reality there is – […]

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Stuart Scott, 1965-2015

This morning, my 13-year-old son asked me to come watch a show on ESPN with him. I’m more of an HGTV gal, but I said ok. I learned about an amazing man who just died of cancer – Stuart Scott. The battle metaphor was heavily used in the piece, with a clip of Scott saying […]

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Three Words Performance Review

So how’d I do in 2014? 1) Prioritize: Some years ago I realized that I was raised with a mindset of scarcity. Our economic fragility and the possibility that we would be living in the proverbial poor house framed my young reality. I’m not whining about mommy issues here. My dad was a first generation […]

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Words Still Matter

I wrote a piece for one of my previous blogs about personal responsibility. My focus was on the 2009 murder of Dr. George Tiller, a doctor who performed abortions. I wondered what culpability could rightly be assigned to Fox News Talk Show Host Bill O’Reilly in light of his well-documented crusade against Tiller. I concluded […]

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Risk Assessment

A twitter headline from UK paper The Independent caught my eye.  “Breastfeeding ‘can cut cancer by up to one fifth.’” I tried to tweet back 140 characters about assessing risk but like most topics in life, it’s much too complicated for such a limited platform. This is the part where the writer tries to explain […]

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Invisible Kids

I’m often asked to help promote something on this blog. As a general rule, I say no. But as that nonsensical adage goes, the exception proves the rule. Holly Schlaack is a force of nature. She and I attended the same high school, although I am a little older. We met through mutual local friends […]

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Pinkwashing Made Funny

Thank you to The Daily Show and Samantha Bee for taking this on, and way to go Breast Cancer Action and Karuna Jaggar! The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Like this:Like Loading…

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