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Sometimes a Mom's best gift is what she doesn't pass on.

May 11, 2014
As I celebrate Mother’s Day, I think of all the great things my mother passed on to me—life lessons, acts of love and sacrifice, and words of encouragement and wisdom. But there’s something else she passed on to me, which I know she wishes she could take back. Without knowing, my mother passed on...
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My mom taught me

May 11, 2014
My mom always told me no matter how difficult your day, never lose track of the bright side of life. She said life is like a railway track; happiness and sadness are the two parallel rails. Both things can co-exist and one should not lose sight of that perspective. Also from her I learnt if you can...
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My mother taught me to break through the fourth wall

May 11, 2014
But as I reach the middle of my 40's, I realize the sheer joy found in making connections and living in the moment.
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Three lessons I learned from my mother, "the bike lady.”

May 11, 2014
My Mom has always lived life on her terms. Long before it was trendy, my mom rode her bicycle everywhere, even from Amherst to Boston to board a plane heading to England. In our town and beyond, she became known as the "bike lady." She cut a distinct image with grey hair, knee socks and mid-knee...

Mom Taught Me To Be An Activist

May 11, 2014
I recently visited my mom for her birthday last week. She always possessed a practical, no-nonsense attitude. Mom is the personification of a hip 80 year-old, but she reminds me often that growing up during the Depression gives her the edge of realism. Her mind is as sharp as a tack, so even at her...
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Lesson from my Mom: Community Responsibility

May 10, 2014
Of the many lessons my mom taught me, the most lasting is this: because we had good health, food to eat, and a roof over our heads, we had a responsibility to be thankful and to give back to our community, especially the poor, disabled and elderly. I don't remember her saying "to whom much is given...
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An act of love

May 10, 2014
What my mother did that day was the toughest act of her life--and it was an act of love.
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Empathy is everything: A lesson from my mother, the doctor

May 10, 2014
My mother, Dr. Vera Delaney, is a kidney doctor, or nephrologist; she inhabits a very different world than that of diplomats.
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My Mother is my Derivation and Place

May 10, 2014
“El dia que naciste mi niña linda, nacieron todas las flores” are the first words my mom said to me this morning. It’s moments like these, in my mother’s infinite love and unconditional affection, that I remember why I’m activist. As we approach Mother’s Day, I’ve been thinking about Paula Gunn...
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Caught on Video: Undeniable proof that moms have super powers!

May 10, 2014
Caught on Video: Undeniable proof that moms have super powers! Watch for the cute kids, stay for the laughs, share for Mother's Day! (The baby at :32 is now contacting an agent for voice over work, LOL.) Love this video as much as we do!? Share the laughs & celebrate moms by forwarding this...
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