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KINDNESS WITH GRIEF – TWO WAYS TO HELP

I’m sitting at Busboys and Poets, a”cultural hub where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted.” I’m surrounded not only by this beautiful vision of the establishment but also by an awesome array of conscious cuisine, amazing art, and inspirational quotes. A true creative’s haven. Originally this trip to Virginia was planned because I was running the Richmond Marathon, but after being diagnosed with a significant stress fracture in my heel, the trip has morphed into something bigger. My injury allowed me to put my energy elsewhere and to be  ...

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STARE FEAR STRAIGHT IN THE FACE

Most times when I sit down to write I have no idea what I am going to write about or where my words may take me. Tonight was no exception, until I learned about these two teenagers, Bailey Holt and Preston Cope; two precious lives that were taken this past Tuesday in Kentucky. I don’t know what it is like to drop your child off at school and then later learn they were killed during a shooting. I cannot even fathom this pain that so many parents in our country have had to bear. Really, I am at a loss for words. And now I realize it – words are useless right now – because  ...

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HOW TO TAKE CONTROL

It’s that time of year (again). How many of you just want to hibernate right now? I know I do. How many of you have let the motivation of a New Year fade away? Has anyone noticed how your old habits have crept back in? For me, this is a time of year that is particularly difficult. Not just because the East Coast seems to be blanketed by heavy gray clouds. Not just because I have lost some steam and see old habits seeping back into my life, but because grief knocks on my door every winter. Just about 5 years ago I watched my brother’s life slip away in front of my very eyes. As a critical  ...

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The Truth About Mother’s Day

Did you know the founder of Mother’s Day, peace activist Anna Jarvis, spent much of her life boycotting the very holiday she helped conceive? Don’t believe me? Consult Wikipedia. I love that the founder of this modern day Hallmark holiday was a peace activist. I love that she cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. I love how she wanted to continue the work her mother started. You know what I don’t love? Mother’s Day. And I know I’m not alone. You see Mother’s Day is a trigger for me in more ways than one. Seven years ago I made a  ...

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Not enough people talk about this…

I believe that the foundation of leading a beautiful, BOLD, and juicy life is knowing and sharing our truths. A truth that I have shared is that I struggle with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. While I have made great strides in getting a handle on my mental health, there can be days where multiple triggers throw up a road block. Sometimes the road block is simply a wild turkey crossing the street causing traffic to slow down. I say this in jest since we have so many roaming around here on Cape Cod! Other times the road block is like one of those ugly, concrete jersey barriers. A colleague  ...