Shot at Tucson: Ashleigh Burroughs on Hospitals, Gabby Giffords & Recovery

Gabby is home with Mark, in his house in Texas, snug as a bug in a rug, I hope. She's surrounded by people who love her and people who will tend to her and her rehab will continue. And continue. And continue. My hip will heal faster than her brain and I am far from finished. Rehab exposed me to a different kind of pain. It's not broken bone pain or nerve damage pain, at least not just those kinds of aches. It's all that and more, because it shouldn't have happened to us and it did and it's wrong and I want it to just go away right now. There's an emotional overlay that a regular hip replacement wouldn't have. I keep telling the world that it is askew ... it's not listening....more

I love that after reading your post, I am not sad. I am not depressed. I am thankful for every ...more

Ashleigh/The Golden Rule/Acts of Kindness

The tragedy in Arizona is another sad wake up call for our society. It is a reminder to love one another and to treat others with respect. I've been thinking about The Golden Rule today and random acts of kindness. Let's start the chatter on Blogher because something has to change. The world can not go on hating. Let's all do one act of kindness for someone today....let's pay it forward, then blog about it. I've also thought a lot about what it will take for these victims to recover both physically and emotionally....more

Thanks for the 'sparkle' girls. The good thing about doing acts of kindness for each other is ...more

BlogHer Ashleigh Burroughs One of 19 Shot Alongside Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

A BlogHer, Ashleigh Burroughs, was shot alongside Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in Tucson yesterday in an incident that killed six people and wounded 13 others. Ashleigh survived the shooting, as her daughter, "Little Cuter" reports on her blog today:...more

I am happy she is going home now.more