A Cancer Survivor, On Brittany Maynard’s Death

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Amidst all the controversy regarding the Brittany Maynard story is a girl who is fearful. She has a fear of speaking her opinion about the story because it’s likely not one that everyone shares. Yet, it’s one that she feels may speak to someone today, and so she shares. This is my story. No, mine […]

Eat The Marshmallow Already: Delaying Gratification (A Review of “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control”)

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My son is a choco-holic. Like, to the point of obsession. If he isn’t allowed to have some type of chocolate at some point in the day (even just a few chocolate chips sprinkled on his waffle in the morning, since they fit so perfectly into the little squares), he feels robbed of his basic human […]

It’s About Time

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“I just don’t have time!” How many times have you caught yourself saying this? If you’re anything like me, more than you care to admit. My 8-year-old gauges his time in what I call “Minecraft minutes”. He earns screen time (for tv or, his preferred screen time of choice, Minecraft) with movement…for each minute of […]

12 Things To Do Today To Create Joy

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Just think of how many choices you make in a day: you choose what clothes to wear (sexy dress or Mom jeans…hmmm…)… what food to put in your body (trust me, body, you’ll thank me for choosing spinach instead of ice cream someday)… what music to listen to (when in doubt, disco never lets me […]

What Does Your Home Say About You?

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You know that feeling…the one when you walk in the door to your home for the first time since you did a deep cleaning, & it smells like whatever seasonal fragrance you’re using at the moment, the floors are so bright, the sun dances off them, the colors in your decor palette seem extra-bold, and […]