Five Mantras To Get You Through Christmas

It's getting down to the wire. If you haven't already begun to gather with family for Christmas, it's likely to start this weekend. Let’s just say it: holiday time with family does not always (often?) look like something out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. There are bad histories, old grudges and deeply held resentments that often get trotted out when families gather around a turkey or other large fowl. My Christmas ...

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What I’ve Learned from My Left Foot

It all started with a bump. A bump on the top of my left foot. It didn't hurt. It only looked slightly freakish. I had never heard of anyone's cancer starting from a foot bump, so I ignored it. But then it grew, and I thought I'd better have somebody check it out. Fortunately, one of the most passionate social justice warriors in my community just happens to be a podiatrist. ...

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