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7 reasons I practice self-care

May 4, 2015
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...
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7 reasons to choose love over fear

May 4, 2015
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...
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Why I unplugged on my busiest day ever

May 4, 2015
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...
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On the Front Lines of a Broken System

April 28, 2015
I met my future daughter in Operatory #10 at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation clinic in Bethel, Alaska 16 years ago. She was 3-years-old, in foster care, and lying there in terrible pain. Her face was swollen from an abscessed tooth, her temperature was 104 degrees. My heart went out to her...
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, Inaugurated, Addresses Domestic Violence

April 23, 2015
Vivek Murthy, MD, sworn in as the nation's 19th Surgeon General, calls for a Great American Community focused on pedestrian lifestyles, smoke-free campuses, mental health awareness, and citizen involvement to end domestic violence.
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Blue Bell Recalls are a Public Health Wake-Up Call

April 21, 2015
Blue Bell creamery has suffered a series of brain freeze-level headaches this spring. For the first time ever, the Texas-based company is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream products from the market after being linked to three food-illness-related deaths. Lysteria bacteria contaminated ice...
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Sheila Kitzinger: An Appreciation

April 19, 2015
“I believe that our concern must be for pregnant women everywhere, and especially for those who suffer most deprivation and who are denied their liberty.” — Sheila Kitzinger, 1997 Sheila Kitzinger, whose pioneering research and activism on behalf of woman-centered childbirth helped to transform...
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Win my 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway!

April 14, 2015
This Mother’s Day win our 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway and enjoy nurturing relaxation, nourishment, empowering coaching, inspiration, plus tools/resources/Renee's favorite self-renewal products and services for an entire year! The $1,850 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway for...
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Heather’s new health coverage gave her the courage to start her own salon

April 5, 2015
I dashed straight from a lap swim into Heather’s salon recently, sporting, what my husband calls, a fright wig. When I first got to know Heather, now 29, she was working at someone else's salon. Her unfailing ability to restore calm to my unruly locks has stood the test of many, many lap swims. In...
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I Delivered On CHIP, Can You?

April 3, 2015
I was frazzled when I heard the Frog Princess wouldn't have school today. But, after posting a link to Facebook asking my friends to sign up to deliver a booklet of stories to Senator Nelson's office, the day became everything but. You see, we've been working on spreading the word to get the...
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