Waiting on a Mammo, 15yrs Later

My friend texted me in a panic. I adore this friend. I wanted to put her at ease. I left work to meet her. Working for a breast cancer non-profit organization, I felt it was my job, literally, to be there for her. I know mammograms are extremely stressful. I know mammograms cause anxiety. I know…

My Breasts or My Heart ?

I often hear about the harm and abuse of excessive alcohol consumption (cue up Brad Paisley’s song, Alcohol), but rarely do I hear about the benefits, other than from the regularly drunk friend who is trying to justify his habit. “Everyone in Europe drinks from a young age and they are healthy.”  Yes, this may be…

I’m Still Standing (Kinda)

Hi, friends. It’s been a while. I had anticipated writing every day, but life gets in the way. However, without life, there would be. . . nothing. These days, my personal life seems to be focused on ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Five to 10yrs BC, before-children, I heard parents claiming their child had ADHD because their child…

A Cool New Club: Readers

As I sit at my computer to edit the photos from my daughter’s birthday party, I think, “All of these photos are blurry.” Then, it dawns on me, I don’t have on my reading glasses. Yep, readers, cheaters – whatever you call the glasses that sit on the end of your nose so you can read…

TedMed 2015

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