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Why Survive When You Can Thrive?

October 17, 2016
I’m sure you know of plenty of women who say “breast is best” and let their opinions known that formula is substandard for babies. They’re ready to defend the idea that breast milk is the only option unless it’s a dire emergency. Even then, after new moms have tried breastfeeding multiple times,...
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Why do we need mindfulness at school?

October 11, 2016
Both adults and children can benefit from mindfulness training, especially in the sometimes-challenging public school environment. Mindfulness is simply the practice of training our brain to be aware of our feelings, our bodies, and our environment in the present moment. Although it is an ancient...
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Suicide Prevention - Out of the Darkness

October 11, 2016
Originally posted on my blog as I deal with suicide loss and suicide prevention. Please visit my blog for more posts. Many of you know that my family and I participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Out of the Darkness" walk, in Asheville NC this past Sunday. It was such a...
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Are you over-managing your life?

October 11, 2016
“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” ― Eckhart Tolle , A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose A few years ago I got really tired of juggling and always trying to anticipate/manage the endless details of my life, family and business. I...
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Crazy-busy? Try incremental self-care

October 4, 2016
Last week I was visiting with my brother, a management consultant. He just started a new position based in another state, he has a toddler and a blended family, he travels for work and he’s working in an uber-fast-paced industry. We talked about his struggle to find balance and I suggested he play...
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Equal Access to Abortion is Long Overdue: 40 Years of the Hyde Amendment

September 30, 2016
“ The Hyde Amendment is designed to deprive poor and minority women of the constitutional right to choose abortion.” – Justice Thurgood Marshall September 30th marks 40 years of the Hyde Amendment, the federal policy that denies access to abortion to millions who rely on government-funded health...
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Your voice needed! Help 500K uninsured North Carolinians get health coverage.

August 20, 2015
“The health and economic security of more than 120,000 low-wage parents is at risk in the insurance coverage gap due to politics surrounding Medicaid expansion.” ~ Laila A. Bell, Director of Research and Data at NC Child It’s common sense: When families have parents who are insured, the entire...
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Join us to ask Governor McCrory #WheresThePlan for Medicaid expansion!

July 14, 2015
500,000. That’s how many hard-working uninsured North Carolinians are waiting for Governor McCrory to use money already available to make affordable health coverage available through expanding Medicaid. They shouldn’t have to wait any longer. On Thursday, July 16th, MomsRising and our statewide...
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You're Invited: Speak out for health coverage expansion in NC!

March 19, 2015
Something big is happening in Raleigh on Tuesday—healthcare supporters from across the state will be coming together to speak out for health coverage expansion in North Carolina! We'll be joining with our state partners for the event and we hope you can come, too! NC lawmakers had the opportunity...
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Quick signature: Tell NC lawmakers to extend health coverage to uninsured North Carolinians!

May 26, 2015
Lives are on the line, but Governor McCrory and our state lawmakers are playing politics while time is running out for some North Carolinians. Tragically, it’s estimated that over 1,000 North Carolinians will die each year as a result of not having health insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act,...
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