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Looking Forward

I'm a "resolutioner". A reflector. A list maker. An organizer. All traits that pair well with the end of the year. As a girl I would make time on New Year's Eve to write my goals for the next year on a small piece of paper. I'd then put them in a

Let us continue to do the good work

This seismic election has left our nation on a spectrum of emotions ranging from anger to jubilation and everywhere in-between. No matter where you might personally fall on the spectrum, let us continue to do the work that this coalition has set out to do together because you matter and

Don’t Sit This One Out

The 2016 Presidential Campaign has been a historic event for many reasons. Shocking, stressful, upending - this campaign has exposed the under belly of America and it isn't pretty. Racism, classism, religious intolerance, economic uncertainty, xenophobia, the political establishment and misogyny - something to make everyone upset. Democracy is messy.

Plans, Interrupted

I spend a good portion of my professional life educating health professionals about “reproductive life planning,” or, basically, helping someone articulate whether or not they want any (or any more) kids and the steps they need to take to achieve their desired number of children. As a recurrent miscarrier –

Email, my Frenemy

We've all had it, the message from our email server fussing to let us know our account is 99.9% full. First response? Sort emails by size, save and delete a few of the largest offenders, then continue on with the day. Sound familiar? A few days ago, I took a look

Optimism with a Twist

I am a die-hard optimist. I am not only a "glass half full" kind of gal, I am a "glass is half full with half the calories OR I'm already partially hydrated". I have always had a sunny outlook on life - to the point of being referred to as Pollyanna

Reflection

It is time for white people to wake up from “the Dream,” recognize the pain our privilege causes, and begin to make amends. Tweet There has been so much said on social media since the seven murders last week and now today. Some powerful words have been shared. Some people have remained

Black Mamas Matter

Black women and their babies have suffered centuries of injustice. Black women’s voices are co-opted, but not heard. Change must happen. Tweet Facts are facts, Black women living in the South face historic, ongoing challenges to their health and wellbeing. While we can argue that all women in the South could have

Take Two

Accepting messy and the need to apologize sometimes for inadvertent mistakes are better than silence. Tweet No matter how frustrating life was the day before, or how long the night, out of the dark each morning rays of light emerge. Dawn is a cosmic reset button. I’ve always loved the idea of

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