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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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March 20, 2014

Endo Can’t Take My Happy Project: Kate Orman

It's the third week of my #EndoCantTakeMyHappy project and what a great day to think about happiness! Today is International Happy Day, a day celebrated around the world to reclaim happiness. It got me thinking of how many people around the world are struggling and suffering and how spreading joy and happiness - even through little projects like this-  is so important. If you didn't get a chance to read the other two #EndoCantTakeMyHappy stories,…
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March 17, 2014

5 Healthy Green Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

In the past on Saint Patrick's day, you would probably find me in a bar somewhere drinking green beer and taking down car bombs (okay, probably taking down one car bomb followed by the 'I don't feel so good' look). But lately I have realized just how much fun life can be without getting drunk. In America, as I am sure it is like in parts of Europe, Saint Patrick's day has turned into one…
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March 14, 2014

To Eating and Living Consciously

My friend, Dhru Purohit, and I have two things in common: we both grew up in Kenya and we both enjoy fresh, real food. I guess when you grow up in a beautiful country like Kenya, it's hard to not love that which is fresh and pure. As a child, I still remember walking the dusty streets of Nairobi to the market or the butchers; handing over Shillings in exchange for roasted corn with chili…
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March 10, 2014

Endo Can’t Take My Happy Project: Tara Hilton

Tara lives in Newark, Delaware. She was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2006. This is her story. It began with a surgery that left her family in shock. "I was first diagnosed after undergoing surgery to remove two large cysts on each of my ovaries that were discovered in a pelvic ultrasound," explains Tara. "When my gynecologist came out to let my family know how surgery went, she left them with the impression that I was completely full of cancer…
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March 6, 2014

Guest Post: The Words and Poetry of Shea Wesley

My friend Shea Wesley is a poet and he doesn't even know it. In his writing, you can take a voyage. He is also a lyricists, and just like me, has a love for words. His words ebb and flow within him, and that is why I encouraged him to write a guest post for this blog. I am so happy with the result! These are his words: ------- Too Tired to Discuss By Shea…
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March 4, 2014

The Goddess Within: A Talk with Deinah M. Khakasa

I met Deinah when we were both students in high school. On the dusty school yard in Nairobi, Kenya, we would often talk and laugh together. But unlike some of my other friends, we seemed to connect on a deeper, spiritual level. I always enjoy meeting people that seem to live on a higher plane, and Deinah is most definitely one of those people. She shares her insights with others and is on a mission to…
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March 2, 2014

Endo Can’t Take My Happy Project: Zarina

Zarina lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2003. This is her story. "When I was first diagnosed with endometriosis, I was relieved to know the pain wasn't in my head," says Zarina. There was comfort in knowing that her pain was real, that she wasn't just making it up. Every year, women go undiagnosed with endometriosis. When they talk to their doctors, they often leave with more questions. Many doctors, unaware of…
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