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Five Ways Choosing Love Can Revolutionize Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 1:06 AM

I recently read about a man who, at 53, believed he had lost almost everything in his life. John Kralik was 40 pounds overweight and his two marriages had ended in painful divorces. His law firm was on the brink of bankruptcy. He slept on an air mattress in a...

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To Change Our Country, Let's Listen to That Voice Inside all of Us

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 12:26 AM

For me, it doesn't get much more devastating than this. A U.S. district judge who came by to say hello to his friend and fellow politician. A child who, having just been voted to student council, stood in line to meet the public figure she idolized. A beloved congresswoman reaching...

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Five Ways to Change A Homeless Person's Life

(21) Comments | Posted December 20, 2010 | 9:39 AM

I still remember the sight of the man: His shoes were made of paper, and his hair and face were matted with dirt. He was slumped against a wall, his legs splayed out onto the parking lot, his eyes two lifeless balls. Why is that man sitting there? I silently...

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Helping Your Child Find the Hero Within

(2) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 1:28 PM

This past Halloween I watched as a parade of fairies, princesses, kitty cats and iCarly-lookalikes pranced by my front window. And then came my daughter. Dressed in camouflage fatigues and desert boots, a smudge of charcoal under each face, my girl looked every bit the soldier. But when she ran...

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Breast Cancer Awareness: How You and Your Daughter Can Fight for a Cure

(5) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 3:49 PM

I knew Annette as a much-loved friend of dear friends. While we took to each other instantly, we lived several states apart. Our time together was often fleeting and I always felt as though there was so much more about her I wanted to know.

What I did know about...

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The Changing Room: Teaching My Child About Mother Earth

(3) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 9:41 AM

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." -- Shakespeare

As a child growing up in the Colorado Rockies, my playground was the forest. Every morning on the way to school, I listened to a symphony of larks, catbirds and warblers. I chased after snowshoe rabbits and trotted on...

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The Changing Room: Getting Your Beauty Back

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 11:23 AM

Who knew a simple home video could rock my world -- and rock it as badly as it did? That's what happened when I, the mother of a little girl, was watching family films: Flickering past me were images of my adorable daughter during our earliest years together. There she...

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The Changing Room: Staying Ageless with Your Child

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2010 | 12:32 PM

Every morning after I raise my 49-year-old body out of bed, I kiss my daughter's forehead and croon a little morning lullaby to coax her to start her day. I take her hands and sing, "Will You Dance with Me?" from the King & I. If I'm lucky, Grace will...

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Dream a Little Dream: Positive Ways to Guide Your Child's Future

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 3:28 PM

The other night, we were gathered around one tiny little candle on my life-partner Steve's birthday cake. We are three amigos -- Steve, my daughter Grace and I -- and we do everything as a family. So we blew out the candle together. Then we re-lit it and blew it...

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Five Easy Tips to Inner Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 10:32 AM

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day." - Audrey Hepburn, when asked to share her...
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