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Apr 24

April 24, 2017

When Kindness Meets You Where You Are

When Kindness Meets You Where You Are

Some of my fondest memories as a child include the year I was in an elementary school classroom just down the hall from my little brother Ben’s kindergarten classroom. I got to poke my head in and check on him periodically and walk him home from school. Yes, some of the older kids mocked me for this practice. No, it... Read more

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Mar 31

March 31, 2016

Our Journey Back: My Teenage Daughter’s Battle with Anxiety

She was only 16, but she was convinced she was having a heart attack. Although I assured her she was a healthy young woman and it was highly unlikely she had heart problems, she was terrified something was seriously wrong. From her repeated visits to online medical sites, a practice we had teased her about for years, she recognized all... Read more

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Nov 29

November 29, 2015

When You’re Out of Spoons

If you are familiar with the impending, looming sense of dread heaped upon you at the mere mention of one more stop on the way home, you might be a spoonie. If you have ever cried upon being asked “Are we going anywhere today?” by your children, you might be a spoonie. If you have ever eyeballed the distance between... Read more

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