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December 12, 2016

12 Things I Learned in My First 12 Months of Motherhood

It's been 12 months since my life changed forever... But I still remember the day like it was yesterday. After seventeen hours of labor with one final push I felt a release as my daughter came into the world. They handed her to me and with shaky hands I kissed her all over her little body. She was my sun, my moon, my stars and I felt a new kind of love spark in my…
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April 29, 2014

You Are Divine Love and Other Things I Learned at I Can Do It

This weekend I attended my first spiritual conference, sponsored by Hay House, called "I Can Do It 2014." Leading up to the weekend, I had experienced a number of big life changes and it seemed like this conference could not have come at a better time. On Saturday morning, I woke up exhausted, guzzled a cup of caffeine, forgot about breakfast, drove like a maniac thinking I would be late, and then a funny thing…
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April 22, 2014

Here’s My 75 Cents

I wrote this article on April 29, 2010. I can't believe we are still having this conversation in 2014!  ------ I am a self-proclaimed equalist. I say equalist because I believe it should be a word. Back in college I was introduced to feminism in my first Women's Studies class. I remember my professor clearly because she was a little old red-haired lady with perfect red lipstick, who wore the cutest dresses and shoes. She…
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March 21, 2014

The Girl with the Cupcake Tattoo

When Daniella Keenan was a little girl, she would help her mother bake cakes. She would measure the flour, butter the pan, and blend the ingredients, as perfectly as her little hands could manage. Her favorite part was glaring into the oven, watching the cakes rise. "I would watch the stuff in the oven as it baked because I was just that interested," she says. When they came out the oven, they would be decorated…
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February 28, 2014

Jewelry From the Heart: An Interview with Kemi Gadaleta

She stands alone - poised, wearing a classic dress, a floral shirt, and bronze earrings - on a New York street corner. She has that kind of sincere look in her eyes that cannot be faked. If you talk to her, you will almost always leave feeling happier. Her favorite quote is from a Red Hot Chili Pepper's song, "I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl." Kemi Gadaleta is a jewelry…
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February 20, 2014

Call for Participants: Endo Can’t Take My Happy Project

This March, women all over the world will come together for the Million Women March for Endometriosis in Washington, DC and in cities around the globe. While I am disappointed that I cannot attend, I can't tell you how happy I am that this march is happening! Endometriosis is a disease that is near and dear to my heart. I was diagnosed (formally) in 2011 and underwent laparoscopic surgery to have the adhesions removed. Since…
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February 4, 2014

Her: A Collaborative Poem

A few weeks ago I asked for your help in writing a collaborative poem. Thank you to all that participated. We have a finished poem!   Her: A Collaborative Poem She is strong. She is infinite love. She likes to watch The Big Lebowski And drink vegan white russians. As the rain falls. At dawn she sits on her patio, And listens to the engines run downtown, And the soft hum of people on their…
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January 14, 2014

Walk Away

I was sitting in the Chinese Buffett when it came on the radio. It's a song I used to listen to on repeat, sing along with in my car, mascara running down my face. "I keep going right back to the one thing I need to walk away from." At the time Christina Aguilera released her raw, soulful album "Stripped," I was in an unhappy relationship, being cheated on. Looking back, I was just as…
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January 10, 2014

Women Speak: A Poem

Women speak With their eyes. Even if they shake their head "yes" And mean "no" You can see it in their smile. You can see it in their gaze. Women speak With a light touch. With a gentle hug, Or a long pause. You can hear them without words. You can hear them with no sounds. Women speak When other women can't. To fight for what is right. To lend a helping hand. You can…
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October 4, 2013

When I’m 94: Secrets to Living a Long and Healthy Life

Paul, John, Ringo, and George sang, "will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" but nowadays people are living to be 94, 98, 102 years of age. We know this is partially thanks to the powers of modern medicine, but what does it really take to live to be in your 90's? Mom-mom on her 90th birthday. A few years ago, my husband and I lived with his grandmother for…
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