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Things to do when life feels hard

March 8, 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. Last week I had a bomb dropped on...
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Slow Response to the Flint, MI Lead Poisoning Emergency

March 8, 2016
Negotiations in the Senate over funding to help Flint, MI have produced a bill with a bipartisan list of 10 cosponsors, and it contains a cut to pay for the Flint relief. Yet its prospects are still uncertain.
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Will We Remember Flint?

March 7, 2016
Rachel Mingo has 11 reasons to be concerned about the lead poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan.
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How To Be A Human

March 1, 2016
The other morning my husband and I were milling around in the kitchen making breakfast and lunches and preparing for school and work. We looked up and saw our 13 year-old on his computer. My husband took a peek as he walked behind my son’s back—we have "no screens before school" policy as we...
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5 tips for choosing a therapist

February 23, 2016
In the past month I probably received at least ten requests from friends asking for referrals for great therapists. Whenever these calls come in, I try and get my friends to slow down, step back and approach this process with mindfulness and intention. Take your time to get this right; you’re going...
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A Desperate Need for Dental Care: Learn About Dental Therapy

February 17, 2016
The two little girls who opened their mouths for me were only 4 and 5 years old, yet they clearly had a history of severe dental problems. In my dental practice in Colorado this would be pretty shocking but thanks to Indian Country’s horribly insufficient dental care system it’s all too common here...
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Self-care is not about self improvement

February 16, 2016
I was lying in bed Sunday morning reading from author Anne Lamott’s beautiful little book Small Victories . In one of her stories about parenting, she shares with a little self-deprecation, but mostly tenderness, how she doesn’t bake for PTA fund raisers, is often disorganized and sometimes forgets...
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President Obama's Final Budget

February 15, 2016
President Obama introduced his final budget last week. Find out all the details about what is in it and what is happening next!
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7 good reasons to ask for help

February 9, 2016
I’m preparing to launch a new nonprofit organization in Austin this week focused on supporting parents of teens; the underlying premise: community is medicine. I have many motivations for starting this initiative, but ultimately I have experienced how life-changing it can be to have a support...
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Taking my boy on the STUMP in NH #FITN

February 9, 2016
Yesterday I decided to declare my own "Take Your Child to Work" Day! It was the last day before the New Hampshire primary and nearly every candidate was within a 30 mile radius of our house, so we decided to take in the election up close and personal. While NH gets a lot of attention every four...
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