Tag: Health

Coughs and Colds

Here comes cough and cold season. Back in the day—and I mean way, way back—moms would whip up a hot toddy for their sick chickens, like the one my friend Paula’s mom used to give her: whiskey, honey, lemon. That wisdom slipped away with the arrival of over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. Then in 2007, we got told that we can’t give our kids … Read More Coughs and Colds

Pennies on the Dollar

It’s October. You wearing pink? Dana and I have stayed away from this because even though I am a survivor of not-breast cancer and her dad passed away from not-breast cancer and America is coming to the realization that the whole pink thing is kind of a sham (where the money doesn’t go where they say and cancer-causing chemicals are sold in pink bottles), … Read More Pennies on the Dollar

One Hour ~ Jen

I struggle to read the stories. Not the ones where the mom made it, got help, survived. I can handle those, like the many you can find here. It’s the ones where she wasn’t helped, and someone didn’t make it, that I can’t handle. It hits too close to home. This week it was three beautiful little girls, ages 2, 16 months and two … Read More One Hour ~ Jen

The Names We Call Ourselves ~ Jen

For a long time I have thought about a tattoo to commemorate that I am a cancer survivor. But for four years, I haven’t done it. The hesitation came from something I read in an illness recovery book, that we have to be careful about the way we visualize our illness and our struggle against it. It makes so much sense not to use … Read More The Names We Call Ourselves ~ Jen


Some truths are easy and fun. We’re not dealing with those today, because those aren’t the ones that cause us trouble. All the time, I see these posts on Facebook that tell us to Live your truth! Find your truth! Speak your truth! It always makes me think Why not just say “Live, Find, Speak The Truth”? Truth is Truth—verifiable, supported by facts, actual. … Read More #Truth

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