Ever since I started running I've made it a point to say "thank you" to every course marshal that points me in the right direction, volunteer that hands me a glass of cool water, spectator that cheers for me, and police officer that allows me safe passage through an intersection.
Pito is a Spanish nickname for Grandfather, and many of Ginger's images center around the relationship her three children have with him. There are also many images of Pito with his wife of 40 years, who clearly remains dedicated to him, even though he does not always recognize her.
Toothpaste. Shampoo. Cat litter. Storage containers. Paper towels. Laundry detergent. The most basic of items, but in reality, five of these were decoys. But it wasn't what I was buying that made this shopping trip seem so surreal. It was the why.
Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.
I have found myself thinking to myself, "Am I where I am supposed to be?" Once I get out of my head and let a little time pass, I realize, "Yes! I am exactly where I am supposed to be."
Many of us have seen opossums lumbering through our yards, or, more often, dead on the side of the road. But very few people have actually seen an opossum's pouch (called a marsupium) in action!
A million spectators and 36,000 runners Monday turned the page and brought some closure to this terrible tragedy which lives on in our hearts and souls and comes forth through our tears and broken voices.
In 2008 Oprah and the spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle held a number of conversations as part of their Web series Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth. Now they're bringing those episodes to television for the first time, Sundays at noon on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since my new book Thrive is concerned with many of the same questions, I asked Tolle about the series, why this is a conversation we as a society need to have now, and the moment he knew he needed to change his life. Here's our conversation.
Late last week, my boyfriend devised a plan to meet President Obama using poster board and spray paint. And it worked.
From this list I deduced that, lo and behold, I was indeed happy, even thrilled, with the life I'd be able to have with my two daughters. I was willing to let go of the first two items to be able to participate in the rest of them.
I never thought that the process of rescuing and raising a puppy would be this wonderful, and this influential on my children's lives. Theo continues to teach us all about love, patience and compassion, and it's taking everything I have not to run out and adopt them all.
Instead of his usual plugged-in state, he spent much of the vacation reading books, playing silly games with his siblings and, wait for it... actually talking to us at dinner.
I'm recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV -- and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization's event to certify Southeast Asia free of polio.
As a person who has been living with what's commonly known as "a preexisting health condition," and one that can require expensive surgery and even result in emergency-room visits if it gets out of control, I consider the Affordable Care Act a lifesaver.
Yes, I know hundreds of people attempt to summit the highest point in the world every year, but I'd like to think my journey is special. I'm climbing in honor of my father for over a decade.