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On Being a Survivor and a Mother

“Will we have to get scars, too?” asked my 4 year-old at the dinner table last night. Though my abdomen was completely covered, as it normally is, her thoughts turned to the very long, very ugly scar that runs down the core of my body while she chewed her dinner. “No, baby, you won’t have to get scars, too.” But…

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When “Me Time” Isn’t Really “Me” Time

Choose wisely, my friends, or that time you are counting towards yourself is not going to count for anything. Recently I’ve explored the idea of “me time” — both my struggle with it and my friend Shannon’s conquering of it. Exploring this subject has taught me a lot. Mostly that I’m doing it wrong. But before I tell you how…

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I Don’t Even Know Who I Am Anymore.

In January I ran my first 5K. On Saturday I will run my first 10K. Do what? Seriously, who am I? I don’t even know anymore. I think this is my version of a mid-life crisis. Except I think everyone is going through it. Is it just me, or does it seem like everybody everywhere is running? Well, not like…

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