I'm normally am not a big football fan. But this Sunday I will actually be watching the game in support of Charles Tillman, a Carolina Panthers cornerback who brings his "A-game" to everything he does on and off the field.
The act of destroying that thing that was an embarrassment reminds me to focus on the here and now, and drives home the point that the past is transient, gone, behind me. Poof. Like smoke.
Many patients with heart failure are unclear about what exactly they have. Heart failure is not a distinct disease, such as cancer or having a heart attack. Heart failure describes a group of symptoms that arises from problems with the heart's ability to pump blood.
Throw in all the Santas out there who climb on rooftops, try to drive a sled without proper training and/or drink too much eggnog, and you've got an annual parade of jolly old elves who royally screw up for the internet's enjoyment.
A key component of Rise Above Heart Failure is encouraging people to make small changes that can make a big difference. More than just a spokeswoman, Latifah is leading by example.
If you or a loved one is 50 or older and has high blood pressure plus another risk factor for heart disease, you might want to schedule an appointment...
The bright green and red, king-sized Christmas quilt could be anywhere in the Schaeffer house right now. While most of their holiday decorations are s...
While many men may be unaware that they suffer from heart disease until a major incident, like a heart attack, occurs, there are several red flags that you should be aware of to better detect problems with the heart during the earliest and most treatable phases.
I woke up on a Saturday morning feeling great! Having RA this is not something that happens very often. It usually takes an hour or two for the bones to start working properly, but not this day. I decided to take full advantage of it and got straight to work.
I was not good enough for my children in the early days. I didn't know enough about them and I didn't know enough about parenting. I was still being me, and I was failing. So I stopped being me. I was a parent and I wanted to be a good one.
We need to face it: No parent is perfect all the time. It's okay to have bad days, or to look back and realize we had a bad parenting afternoon. Junior will live. And we'll feel better for being honest, rather than wracked with guilt.
What Tim Gunn (anyone else who tries to "make it work") is actually telling us to do is to forgive ourselves, to accept our greatest parenting triumphs and the things we perceive as the fails.
Last week, my post started a conversation between myself and Dr. Adam Feinberg. In this week's post, our conversation continues, and we'll outline some of the exciting developments that are on the horizon for heart treatment.
I spent most of last week convinced of my own total ineptitude. You know how it looks when everything someone touches turns to gold? Think the exact opposite of that and you're hanging with me in my week.
Isn't it amazing how it's possible to never have a minute alone and yet to be heart-achingly lonely at the same time?
This isn't a story about regret or failure. I raise my voice because I do a lot as a parent, because there's a lot going on. We all have a lot going on. And kids don't listen all the time, nor should they be expected to.