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Body Strong: How Do You Celebrate?

  I love the Body Positive idea that’s taking hold on social media these days, but I’d like to take it one step further. First, I believe every woman should: be able to smile when she looks in the mirror. feel on top of the world when she dresses for an evening out. feel confident enough to pose for a picture. be happy with who she is and know she’s of infinite worth. Some women have a heritage of large body types, and no matter how hard they try, they will never be a size 10 or 12 or 14. Other women have the opposite problem: no matter how much they eat, their bones protrude and outsiders accuse them of being anorexic. And then there’s aging, when your mirror doesn’t show the body your mind thinks you have. That’s a huge subject on its own, so let’s leave it for a later … Continue reading

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Red for Life!

I just changed into a red shirt, so now I can write this. My father had congestive heart failure.  My grandmother had a quadruple bypass in the early days of such things.  Other relatives have had heart attacks or live with other heart issues.  And yet I worry that if I had a heart attack, I wouldn’t recognize it. I know that symptoms for women – shortness of breath or an aching jaw, among others – can be very different than the left arm pain that many men get, but they can be so vague it’s easy to pass them off as something else. So in honor of National Wear Red Day, I’m sharing a video that’s not only fun, but will help me (and hopefully you) remember: Today (February 1st), the American Heart Association is asking everyone to wear red to help spread the word.  (February is their Go … Continue reading

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