Parents have a conundrum. For every moment we spend doing our own thing, it feels inversely connected to our family’s care. We are the nurtures, the caregivers. If we’re caring for ourselves, isn’t that less time (and money) spent caring for our kids? We’re programmed to think it comes down to selfishness or selflessness. And have … More Hey Parents: Be More Selfish
Did you know that one in eight women will battle breast cancer? I’d venture to say that every person reading this has had their life touched by it. I’ve lost a grandma to it, a mother-in-law, and this year, nearly a friend. Isn’t it time we took down this killer for good? Your life—or your sister’s, … More 3 Things You Can Do TODAY to Fight Breast Cancer
My first introduction to Homaro Cantu was via the Discovery Channel’s “Future Food” TV series on Planet Green. That’s also when I first learned about the miracle berry and its ability to temporarily fool your taste buds into thinking sour and bitter foods taste sweet. My friend Geraldine wrote about her miracle taste adventure over on … More Inspiring Minds: Homaro Cantu
I hate breast cancer. Granted, most would say they don’t like it, but let me be clear: I LOATHE it. I hate what it does to people. I hate what it does to the people who love those people. I hate that it’s taken so many lives not yet fully lived. But most of all, I hate that … More Breast Cancer Awareness
As we approach Labor Day, I’d like to make this public service announcement: You don’t have to work harder to work better. If I read that before I started my freelance business, I would’ve thought, “Yeah, right.” But five years of being my own boss has taught me many surprising things about true productivity, all … More Work Better
Every woman needs to know this before your next mammogram. It could save your life. 1. What type of breast do you have on a 1-4 scale? Ask for your mammography report. It’s in there. If you haven’t had a mammogram, your gynecologist can let you know if you’re in the denser camp. Most women … More Every Woman Needs to Know This
Five years ago, I booked a round-trip, red-eye ticket to Oklahoma City to pick up someone I met online. Her. Okay, technically we didn’t “meet” online, but I saw her description and photo on Petfinder and knew I had to.
Is there such a thing as a healthy St. Patrick’s Day? Turns out this green-tinged holiday could be better for you than you think. That’s assuming, of course, you don’t skip out of work early to spend half a day sloshing plastic cupfuls of overpriced crappy beer made magically more palatable by the fact that it’s … More Healthy St. Patrick’s Day?
Did you see the New York Times article about “the island where people forget to die“? The Greek island of Ikaria is home to one of the largest population of centurions. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that its elderly remain remarkably sharp and active. One notable chap, Stamatis Moraitis, was diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 60, … More How to Live to 100
Well, I’m headed off for another follow-up mammogram this morning. The timing would be almost laughable, if it weren’t so emotionally straining. “Uncomfortable,” I’ve heard mammograms called. Physically: no. Emotionally: certainly. If you have one coming up or are putting it off due to fear (emotional or physical), please read what I learned from my … More Mammogram, Take 3