I lost a friend to breast cancer this week. Sandee was a hardworking, kind, funny, sweet, bright light of a person who fought her cancer with everything she had. She refused to let it take over her life, saying with joy "See! I told you I'd make it longer than a week!" when given a diagnosis time frame from her doctor. She and I had a conversation about her heath one day, … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Steals Many Things, But Not Love
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“Mom, can I ask you something?” my son asked me this as he put away his backpack after coming home from school. “Of course”, I answer, slicing apples and spooning out peanut butter for a snack. “What’s up?” “Why does everyone think I am such a loser? How come no one likes me?” I put down the knife, look my son in the eye and tell him in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS: “You are not … [Read more...] about Mean Boys Are Just As Bad As Mean Girls
A decade ago, no one had a specific number in mind when thinking about how many steps they should take in a day. These days, however, the cardinal rule is to hit 10,000 steps per day, whether you exercise or not. You may be wondering how many calories does 10000 steps burn or exactly how beneficial it is to your body. Walking more, in general, has positive health benefits. … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Does 10,000 Steps Burn?
I’ve built my career - literally - with words; in fact, writing and communication are two of my biggest passions. And so, it is with confidence and from experience that I say (more often than not) the old adage of “less is more” rings true. Sometimes the smallest word makes the biggest impact, and although this word may be seemingly simple, its definition might be … [Read more...] about The Many Meanings of the Word “Fine”
Like all kids these days, schooling looks quite different during these pandemic times. We used to walk to the elementary school, and I’d pick up my child post-school either for autism-related appointments or after the after-school program. He had an aide back then. He did well in school, yet had many autism-related/behavioral issues. The middle school was farther away, … [Read more...] about Autism and Adjusting to Pandemic Schooling