Posts tagged ‘life’

February 16, 2012

My Wardrobe Essential: The Old Sweatshirt

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We played the game of “Life” not long ago. At times, I get distracted during these board games and, even though it’s usually just the three of us playing–my husband, my son Ethan and me–I lose track of who’s turn it is.

It’s your turn, Mrs. Wear-A-Sweatshirt-Every-Day.

Ethan didn’t say it in a snarky way. Just matter-of-fact. I had no retort, other than, “I don’t wear the same sweatshirt every day” and “I

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February 11, 2012

Leading with Lollipops. {Video}

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Are you comfortable calling yourself a leader? Most people would answer no. Is there something holding you back?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most

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February 2, 2012

My Social Media Addiction.

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* Revised from a piece I wrote for elephantjournal.com. Photo by Edgar Montano. That is not me in the photo.

Beating addiction ain’t easy.

I would have shared this with you sooner, but I got a bit distracted by twitter and a few facebook updates from “friends” I don’t really know-know.

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January 28, 2012

7 Reasons to Feel Good About Not Feeling Good.

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Let me start by saying I don’t feel well. I’m sick. Not an on-my-deathbed kind of sick. No fever, wheezing, vomiting or

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January 24, 2012

Judy from Schaumburg. A Better Oprah. {Video}

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Photo courtesy The Judy from Schaumburg Show

I am a new fan of the Judy from Schaumburg show.

Although a bit obsessed with her own cleavage, Judy* is both charming and

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December 29, 2011

Homeless Has a Name.

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photo by negativeattention via flickr.com

I stumbled across this video from invisiblepeople.tv today and had to share it. It is at once sad and inspirational. Moving. Pathetic.

Pathetic that homelessness is so prevalent right here in the exceptional U.S. of A. About 2.3 million to 3.5 million Americans, according to HomelessnessinAmerica.com. The rate of homelessness among kids has seen a dramatic increase of 33 percent since 2007, according to a new report from the National Center on Family Homelessness. 1.6 million children – or one in 45 children – are homeless annually. In America.

This homeless person is Eli.

Trust me, Eli’s interview is very powerful. Please watch it in it’s entirety. Near the end,

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November 28, 2011

The Pale Blue Dot – A Tribute to Carl Sagan

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Seen from 6 billion kilometres (3.7 billion miles), Earth appears as a tiny dot (the blueish-white speck approximately halfway down the brown band to the right).

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness

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November 8, 2011

Jaws Wired Shut. A True Story.

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Photo by mikemann05 | flickr.com

5 Years Ago…

The ominous double doors came into view between my feet—two bumps beneath the blanket, like a gun site—and the hospital bed came to a halt. My husband, Craig, touched my palm to his lips as the nurse pointed him in the direction of the waiting room.

Inching forward, the bed triggered open the doors and Craig’s hand—my safety line—slipped away. “You’ll be fine,” I heard him say

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October 27, 2011

I Need to Let Myself Fall.

Photo by Matt Champlin

Every year, I resist the change of season.

It is now late October and I stare at the leaves clinging to the most stubborn of branches. I study the colors and let them saturate my soul; will them to endure. Some trees have lost all their leaves and still stand firm, mocking me as if they sense my intimidation

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October 10, 2011

How I Could Die.

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credit: khf118 via flickr.com

Fortunately, that is not a photo of me.

But I imagine I would resemble that once dead. Except my hair would be curly. Possibly frizzy, depending on the day. And my teeth are in better shape. My neck might not look that smooth, either.

Anyway. Back to how I could die. Simple. Start a day

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