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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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Let's Talk About the Zika Virus On #WellnessWed

February 8, 2016
We've seen the Zika virus in the headlines regularly these past few weeks. With so much information being shared, we thought we'd bring some experts to our Wellness Wednesday chat to answer questions around this topic. I hope you'll join us , our Spanish speaking Twitter handle Mamás Con Poder ,...
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#MilitaryMonday: A New Series By and For #MilFams!

February 8, 2016
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor...
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Are you ready to FEEL GOOD?!

February 2, 2016
A couple weeks ago I came down with a violent 48 hour stomach bug. After my illness, as I slowly regained my strength, I continued to feel “off” for days afterwards. My mood and energy level were low, my joints felt stiff and I had lost my joie de vivre. As I stewed in this malaise, one day it hit...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: The Flint Water Crisis

January 27, 2016
By now you've probably heard the news. In April 2014, in an effort to cut costs, an emergency manager appointed by Governor Snyder switched the Flint water supply from the Detroit water system to the Flint River. City workers then failed to take appropriate measure to ensure lead didn't leach from...
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