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Why I unplugged on my busiest day ever

Posted May 4, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

Last Monday morning I returned to mountains of work having been off for a week with my family for spring break (when we go on vacation we generally go "off the grid"). In addition to hundreds of emails, phone messages and requests for my time, I received several big, timely work opportunities for consideration. By Tuesday [...]

7 reasons to choose lover over fear

Posted May 4, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

After a sweet early morning Easter meditation yesterday, I left my husband asleep and headed downstairs to see my 13 year-old. Reading on the couch in his pajamas, he looked up and begged me for raspberries and blueberry waffles for breakfast. I was feeling loving and had the time and bandwidth for this, so I said, [...]

7 reasons I practice self-care

Posted May 4, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

I was recently at a dinner party and found myself in a corner with a heart surgeon discussing the concept of self-care. Like many in healthcare, she saw self-care as something you “should do” for your physical health (exercise, eat well, get enough sleep), but that’s where it ends. She became curious when I shared that [...]

Where We Live Matters. These Healthy Suggestions Work for All.

Posted May 4, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Last year I was invited to speak at a Wellness event in the Bronx. I was beyond excited! I knew the area well. In fact, I spent a good chunk of my formative years in the vicinity and had lots of fond memories living in the nearby tenements. What I didn’t like was the information [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A dangerous trend: North Carolina considers weaker gun laws

Posted May 4, 2015 by Anon

Growing evidence is proving what seems self-evident: Regulation of firearms saves lives. Stated another way, it’s becoming increasingly clear that looser gun regulations are associated with gun-related injuries and death. Unfortunately, some states--like my beloved state of North Carolina—are moving in a more dangerous direction each year. For the third year in a row, a [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

Baltimore, An Opportunity for Healing

Posted May 1, 2015 by Carla Goldstein

    I have just travelled by train back and forth from New York to Washington D.C., passing through the Baltimore train station in each direction. Both times as I listened to the passenger doors opening and closing again, I looked out my window for the signs of social distress I knew was underway. I [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Join MomsRising in Ann Arbor for a Fun Meet-Up!

Posted May 1, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Join MomsRising in Ann Arbor, MI for food, fun and some fantastic conversation around local food issues impacting the health of our kids! When: Saturday, May 16th 2:30-4:30Where: Workantile-118 S. Main Street Ann Arbor, MIWho: YOU and moms from the Ann Arbor-area interested in healthy food issues. (Kids are welcome!) RSVP here: http://action.momsrising.org/signup/GFF_MeetUp_AnnArbor/?source=blog We will also be making healthy [...]

Posted Under: Food! momsrising near you

Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House

Posted May 1, 2015 by Beth Messersmith

Why? Because North Carolina politicos think moms aren't paying attention Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House North Carolinians agree that not everyone should be able to have a gun—not violent criminals, not domestic abusers, not the dangerously mentally ill. That’s why 90% of us want people to be screened through a background check before they [...]

Posted Under: gun safety