Can you even imagine the outrage that would occur if an American child were removed from our national team in favor of a child from another country who had neither a U.S. parent nor grandparent and never set foot on U.S. soil?
I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.
This week is a special week, and even though it's only week four, it might just be my favorite dance yet. This week is all about memorable moments. Each person has picked a moment in their lives that is the most memorable to them. I chose mine without even thinking.
The lesson I have learned this year is that focusing on well-being is the most vital step to achieving sustainable success -- and that regardless of circumstance and choices made in the past, it is never too late to be transformed.
Walking up the driveway, her dad waves me in from the front door with a lavender rubber glove on his hand, "Sorry! I was in the backyard!" He walks me in through the Tuscan courtyard in the middle of the house, complete with a bubbling fountain and dripping vines.
In 2008, the City of Paris offered a 54-year lease to a company that planned to renovate and operate the pool. After years of work, this May the majestic structure finally re-opened and the renovation is quite spectacular.