Tag Archives: Health

When We Don’t Always Agree

She leaned in through the kitchen door tentatively.  She had her scarf, coat, boots and hat all organized. She drew in a chunk of air through her nose and into her chest. Then she mustered as much lighthearted cheer and … Continue reading

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Junk Food, Obesity, And Our Children

I finally got a chance to take a few minutes to read Michelle Obama’s NYT Op-Ed last May 28, 2014, entitled The Campaign for Junk Food.  In it, the first lady shared the progress being made by the initiative Let’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fitness Accessories For The Busy Person

Guest post by Sara Upton As a recent college graduate, I’ve found my time is much more of a commodity than it used to be. In school, it seemed like life was much more carefree than it is today, and … Continue reading

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And I Will Huff And Puff!

I’m sure many of you have been hearing about the latest news that the FDA has finally issued new rules and regulatory authority over e-cigarettes.  Well, it’s about time! The business has enjoyed unbridled malignant growth in the recent years … Continue reading

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The Gods Envy Us

“I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never … Continue reading

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Praise For President Carter, Boo for Hobby Lobby

I listened to an NPR interview of past US President Jimmy Carter on his most recent publication, “A Call To Action.”  In this book, he dares to take on the worldwide injustice towards women.  By far, the most discriminated group, … Continue reading

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CVS Butts Out!

By now, most people have heard the breaking news that CVS, one of the biggest pharmaretailers in the United States, has decided to remove cigarettes from all their 7600 locations by October 2014.  I have always wondered why these pharmacy … Continue reading

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Saturday Hairy Thoughts

I was at my hairdresser’s today for my usual haircut and color-my-grays-away session. It’s one treat I indulge in regularly. We talked hair for a few minutes. An inch off today? Yes, please.  Color away the roots? Of course. She … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, BlogHer, Hair, Hair Treatment, Hairdresser, Menopause, NaBloPoMo, Nano Poblano 2013, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Anger Management Badly Needed Here

“@amandacarpenter May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.” “Busy blocking the tapeworms that have slithered out of hellspawn @amandacarpenter’s asshole. How’s your day so far?” The above were supposedly tweeted by Allan Brauer, Communications Committee Chairperson … Continue reading

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What Not To Say

I noticed the past 3 years or so, I’ve had friends and family who have taken ill with a serious health problem or some, have passed away after a protracted illness.  Ever since I was young, I’ve always wondered about … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Chronic Illness, Death, Empathy, God, Health, Illness, Mindfulness, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments