It was a long journey to pull me out of that dark hole. They say that admitting you need help is half the battle, and they don't really say much about the other half. Three therapists, a psychiatrist, dozens of arguments with my mother, millions more tears, countless apologies, many more days of darkness.
To get the number of signatures on it to build to the point that we can begin truly changing the face of cancer, I want to start a volleying-video challenge here in this post while the U.S. Open is still in full swing.
Beyoncé and I share a birthday. On September 4, one of us will be 50 years old. By reading that sentence out loud, it marks the first time I acknowledge what I've been silently obsessing about for the better part of a year. I'm actually turning 50. In countless ways, that fact seems impossible to me.
Art, in its best form, allows you to experience life and ultimately changes the way you view the world. Will & Grace was one of those rare television shows to do just that. It was entertaining, but it did more than just amuse its viewers.
They say that when you are dying your entire life passes before your eyes in just an instant. There is another way to experience that sensation, of your entire life passing so quickly before you, one that leaves you in a much less permanent state of death. You want to watch your entire life pass before you in an instant? Just have kids.
In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with IDC Triple Negative Breast Cancer Grade 3, at the age of 36, wife and mother of five beautiful children. I began treatments for this very rare and hard to treat and beat breast cancer through City of Hope. I started a trial in hopes of helping other women who would be diagnosed after me in hoping to play a small role in perhaps saving their life.
As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month.
This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! If, like us, you are the beneficiary of a primary Catholic school education...
For some of us asking is hard, but giving feels natural. Yet a healthy relationship, over time, is where both feel strengthened by the mutual support they experience together.
With their first movie coming out on May 20, I got a chance to talk to the girls, who are an absolute delight. Note: little Rosie is definitely coming into her own. She's smart and funny, and is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
When asked for comment on her achievement, a rep for Swift replied, "Taylor is overwhelmed to have so many best friends. And, as Taylor's best friend, I am also excited. So is Jennifer Lawrence. And Taylor's optometrist Janet Balaban. We are all Taylor's best friends."
I understand that politics is a complicated game but, in the spirit of full disclosure and transparency, isn't it better to just say what these things are really all about? Wouldn't we be more trusting of our politicians? I may not like it but, quite frankly, I don't like this either.
I understand the selfie urge. That "look at me" cry for attention is something that is stifled in us from childhood. It's considered unseemly, untoward, to be so desperate for attention. There is an institution for people who can't keep it under control: It's called "show business."
Unless you live in cave, these ubiquitous photographs of the famished female form will negatively affect most kids to some degree. The popular narrative that says otherwise is wrong, and is not supported by research.
"Eating is complicated," says Dr. Annemarie Colbin. Or maybe it's just us. Colbin, founder and chairman emeritus of Natural Gourmet Institute underst...