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What determines YOUR happiness?

September 27, 2016
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it.” ― Eckhart Tolle , A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose Last week my teen son and I were getting along smashingly. He was affectionate, appreciative, communicative and practicing good self-care. But...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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Beware of a sense of urgency

September 20, 2016
When I was thirty and working as a media relations director, my therapist — a wise soul who coached me on stress management and how to understand the connection between my thoughts and my mood- – stopped me dead in my tracks one day with the words, “Beware of a sense of urgency.” My initial...
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#MilitaryMonday: Helping Kids Get the Foods They Need To Grow Up Healthy and Strong

September 19, 2016
Important and small changes need to be made to TRICARE so all military kids can get the medical care and food they need!
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Why being out of balance can be a good thing

September 13, 2016
This week I’m observing my 14 year-old ninth grader attempt to navigate increased academic, sports, extracurricular and social demands (and doing all I can to stay hands-off) , and I’m reminded of a time in my late twenties when the idea of life balance was completely foreign to me. I was working...
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Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.

September 16, 2016
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein , executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs , responding to the new data. The official...
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6 things to do when life feels tough

September 6, 2016
I was visiting with a dear friend this past weekend who shared she’s battling depression. “It comes and it goes. But when it returns, I often freeze and forget what helps me most; all my great self-care practices fly right out the window,” she said. I could relate. Recently I had a bomb dropped on...
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Rise With Moms

September 1, 2016
MomsRising turns 10 years old this month! That’s a decade of gains of women, mothers and families. This makes me so excited that I have to write something about it. I’ve been with MomsRising for three years. Three years ago this month, my son turned five month old and I’ve been back to work for two...
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Ignoring an epidemic

August 31, 2016
This is what the expansion of an epidemic looks like. The Zika virus has now been detected in 67 countries , including most of the Americas. In the 50 states of the U.S., more than 2,500 cases of Zika have been reported, affecting every state except for Alaska and Wyoming . Almost all of these...
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More Than Just Talking Equity: Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Central to Achieving Equity #BlackBFJoy

August 31, 2016
Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the public health and breastfeeding circles about equity. And rightly so. The scope and depth of racial disparities across various health indicators and in breastfeeding—life’s earliest health intervention—cannot be ignored. Yet every year, many in these same...
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