A personal farewell to Shep Nuland, the man who taught us “How We Die”

Image by Sean McCabe in AARPPapers across the world this morning are announcing the death of 83-year-old surgeon Sherwin B. Nuland, perhaps most well-known for his National Book Award-winning “How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter.”...more

Enough already!

Here are a few phrases I could go without for maybe forever:Body imageParenting styleMommy warsPost – baby body...more
The post-baby body is so hilarious!  Mine sucked before and just sucks in a different way now. ...more

Write Yourself a Love Letter

I absolutely love SoulPancake. They create beautiful videos centered around starting deeper discussions about life and they are determined to put love and positivity out in the world. This particular video became a favorite of mine and since it has stuck with me, I thought I'd share it with you. I love the challenge it presented and the results it received. I think we should all write ourselves a love letter. ...more

Wear // Life // Eats

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Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

5 simple happenings from the week worth celebrating. Here's to little rainbow cocktail forks. I don't know what I'll use them for but they sure do make me happy....more

Stripped to the Core

Imagine a coil wrapped tightly around your chest, constricting, making breathing difficult.Imagine a tidal wave of self doubt and loss of self in a maze of insecurities.Imagine having a loose hold on your emotional outbursts because you feel change is upon you.Imagine equal measures of exasperation and frustration prick and prod you.Imagine me...more

Hiding Behind the Suburban American Dream

When I was young I spent a lot of my time thinking and worrying about what came next. I was always in a hurry – pushing myself to get that next thing – whether it was a bigger home, a pay increase or another child. I felt like I was supposed to push forward this invisible agenda in order to be seen as “accomplished.” ...more
Kudos to you for having the courage to confront AND write about these things.  It's always ...more

Every Woman's Guide to a Heart-Healthy Life

It’s the last week of American Heart Month, a time I like to focus on Women’s Heart Health.For a long time heart disease was thought of as a “man’s” disease.  But we now know that heart disease is actually the number one killer of woman in the United States....more

What Can Happen If You Just Say Yes?

Let’s play a game.  The game is called "Have you ever?". All you need to do is answer “yes” or “no” to the questions.  Easy-peasy, right?  Okay!  So, let’s begin … ...more
Love this piece - there are definitely times in life where if more of us said 'yes' we'd be a ...more