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Something Broke Here a While Ago

Six or seven months ago, as I walked to my office one morning, I saw a man from the grounds crew chopping up azalea plants by the sidewalk.  My first reaction was horror–those plants were perfectly healthy.  While I stood there on the sidewalk with my mouth hanging open, the man turned to me and shrugged.  He spread his arms out wide over the wreckage then shook his head with resigned disgust.“Somebody plowed right through here last night.”Oh....more

Gena Lee Nolin battles thyroid disease

There's a song called "Anything is Possible." And when it comes to former "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin, it's clear that musical lyrics have met reality. The actress known for her sexy body is using her own experience with thyroid disease to help others, reports the Examiner....more

Don’t be Late! 5 tips on how to get the kids to School on Time.

I have to admit this time of year I always get a little jealous of all the teachers setting up their classrooms and getting ready to begin another year of school. ...more

Borderline Personality Disorder In Teens : Getting Back On Track After Set Backs

When my teen came home after failing at college, she was angry, depressed, violent, and mean.  Getting her moving again was a challenge.  Failures Can Leave Teens Disillusioned...more

Punta Cana! Part 1

We made it to the Dominican Republic! Everything actually went really well. On Sunday, we drove a couple of hours to Cleveland, because our flight left from the Cleveland airport (there were fewer layovers that way) ....more

The Silencing of Sexual Liberation

We should consider ourselves fortunate that we live in a time when more people are openly discussing issues related to sex, sexuality, sexual freedom, and the promise of sexual acceptance for all, by all.  There was a time when any such discussion was considered "indecent", and certain behaviors were punishable by arrest and imprisonment. This current level of openness in discourse also allows for candid, often difficult discussions of sexual harassment and assault, though we cannot exactly say that has lead to more arrests and imprisonment for offenders....more
sosvoltaire Our sexual identites are constructed based on how we identify ourselves through ...more

How To Turn Your Blog into a Branded Business with Cassey Ho

I warned that I have a whole segment...more

The Little Things

Breakfast for one at Pantry at 108 I'm still on a high from the past weekend, which was such a fantastic trip to London. I got to do a little of everything I love - hang out with girl friends, shop, teach and practice yoga, drink tea and eat delicious food. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better trip and I hope I'll get to go back at some point....more

Thinking Out Loud Thursday #15

Another Thursday, Another Thinking Out Loud Thursday – linked with Amanda at Running with Spoons ...more

Losing Yourself As A Mother

Do you believe you lose your yourself when you become a mother?  I've been asked that a few times and it made me angry... I made the decision to have my children, and I didn't lose a thing when I decided to devote myself to them!  In fact, I GAINED... in so many ways I cannot count them. This is where I insert the sappy part <I always knew people came into our lives for a reason but I never knew how much they could impact me and change me, until my girls were born>....more