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Desperate to be liked

I remember watching the Academy Awards on TV years ago when actress Sally Field (Gidget/Flying Nun, or Forrest Gump’s mother, for those in their 20′s) gave the most hideously saccharine Oscar acceptance speech. “You like me! you really like me” she gushed. At the wise old age of 12 years old, I was horrified. I […]

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A Brush with Death

This year as I have enjoyed slowing down the speed of life, I’ve spent more time with women who have been facing the imminent possibility of death. And while this has been sobering it also has been inspiring. In February, I had the privilege of being the chemo buddy for a close friend during her […]

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