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Jul08
Finally Figuring Out A Healthier Me

Finally Figuring Out A Healthier Me

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As someone who has always loved food and hated exercise, learning how to take care of myself has been surprisingly fraught (but ultimately rewarding).

Feb07
On Finding a Breast Lump

On Finding a Breast Lump

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A young woman found a breast lump and her doctor has asked her to schedule a mammogram and ultrasound. Even though the doctor is not worried, she is freaking out and needs some perspective.

Jun14
Filling in the Blanks

Filling in the Blanks

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When I introduce myself from here on out, I am supposed to say, “Hi, my name is ______________, and I’m an alcoholic.” That’s the first step, according to the brochure some nice woman handed me as I entered my first AA meeting day before yesterday.

Mar08
What I’ve Learned About Wearing Glasses Every Day for 20 Years

What I’ve Learned About Wearing Glasses Every Day for 20 Years

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My glasses have become an integral part of “my look.” Here’s what I have learned over the past 20 years of wearing specs.

Feb18
Depression & the Stay-At-Home Dad

Depression & the Stay-At-Home Dad

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My husband stays home with our son and is falling apart. I don’t know what to do or how to help.

Dec17
Thinking of Newtown

Thinking of Newtown

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Along with many others, I am trying to put one foot in front of the other as we mourn the innocent lives lost on Friday in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy. As President Obama said last night, when you become a parent, the children of the world become your children. And, as details unfold about the acts of heroism on Friday by teachers and we get to know the victims better, our hearts break some more.

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