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The Upside of Denial

“She’s in denial,” my friend said, referring to another woman we were both worried about as she navigated a difficult personal situation. “She’s buried her head in the sand.” 658 more words

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Scars and Stories

The scar is a moment in time, inscribed upon the body for eternity. With a myriad of causes, every human will collect scars throughout their lifetime, by accident or choice. 1,148 more words


Springing Ahead

With the time change this past weekend, I began to think about the future. Usually, when I think about it, my mind becomes fear-filled. I’m not quite sure what happened, but this time, I started day-dreaming about the possibility of happier times. 370 more words

Embracing our scars

She’s a survivor, a caregiver and an advocate who’s started a radio show to share stories of hope and recovery. She fought through death (literally!) and depression. 539 more words


Disability + Aging = ???

I just returned from a trip with my mom to visit my aunts and uncles, as well as a dear friend from graduate school, in Florida. 585 more words

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Looking to Heroines

Whenever students–usually men but sometimes women–tell me that having a U.S. Congress that is 80% men offers an adequate representation of the population and that our government actions and law making do not reflect a distinctly masculine bias, I respond this way: If Congress were 80% women, our nation would still have problems, but they would be really, really… 385 more words

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I'm Ready to Blog, I think

Three days. I was given three days to make memories with my husband, children, parents and siblings. Three days to get my affairs in order. 119 more words