2019/06/17
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Food’s an Addiction, Sugar is a Drug and I was an Addict

I’ve never had a healthy relationship with food. It’s always been the one thing I’ve loved and I’ve hated. I love the taste of food. It […]
2019/05/17
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When the Patient Portal Surprises You with Cancer

Does your doctor use a patient portal? Sounds great, right? I’m tech savvy. I hate waiting for people to “get back to me”. I am all […]
2019/05/15

The Key to a Successful Marriage is to Grow Together

My parents just celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. They are coming up on 50 years soon. The Big Guy’s parents will be celebrating 47 years of […]
2019/05/09
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How a Simple Doctor’s Visit for my Physical Might Save My Life

Have you ever heard that song by Tim McGraw, “Live Like You were Dying”? Today, it’s personal. It’s real. I found out Monday that I’m a […]
2019/04/29
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How Brené Brown Inspired Me to Answer the Call to Courage

I just watched Brené Brown Netflix special, The Call to Courage. It’s not the first time I’ve heard her speak. She’s spoken at several conferences I’ve […]
2019/04/22
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Earth Day Tips for Raising Environmentally Aware Kids

Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the year because it’s a great reminder to take a moment and be thankful for the planet […]
2019/04/08
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Surviving the Aftermath of Miscarriage

I’ve realized that loss never really leaves you, not truly; not the big ones. They remain right beneath the surface, just deep enough for you to […]
2019/04/05
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How Envy and Doubt Kills More Dreams than Failure Ever Will

On the wall in my office, these words, “Doubt Kills More Dreams than Failure Ever Will,” are posted as a reminder. A reminder to not compare […]
2019/03/28
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Teen Girls Rebel when Teen Boys Rated Female Classmates on Looks

You’ve heard of burn books? We all have. I remember in high school they were called slam books; same difference. Same jerky idea, different decade. Well, […]