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The Annoying Secret to Finding Yourself

Iím not sure who learns more: the life coach or the client. Perhaps itís how a teacher feels when a genius kid shows up in their classroom and starts to school them. Either that or they mix up a stiff…

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My Father Passed Away. This is What He Taught Me

With my 40th†birthday last month, Iíve been in a deep process of self-reflection and have been looking back on my own life and all that has unfolded in the past four decades. I, too, can clearly see…

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Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Bright and early Monday morning, I head to the doctor to discuss my proposed total hysterectomy. The doctor wants to talk with me to find out if he will tackle the procedure or, due to my case histo…

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10 Things I Learned from Healing an Incurable Disease

Five years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure. I was given the options of surgery and medication for the rest of my life, still without the…

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What Grocery Shopping Really Does to Your Brain

Iím convinced the American food supply is determining our body weight as much as caloric intake, genetics, metabolism, exercise and self-control. I stand at the end of a well-lit grocery aisle se…

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One Father’s Struggle With Body Image

I was in the bathroom one morning a number of years ago getting ready for my day. As I was shaving and taking care of my morning routine, my inner critic was actively and negatively commenting about a…

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Book Review: Reaching Your Loved One in the Afterlife

She hooked me with a blurb: ďAnd really, darling, there is no one to forgive, because we signed up to do this dance together before we were born. We werenít acting out some type of I-did-somethi…

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My Love Affair With Sugar (From An Addict)

Iíve long had a love affair with Almond Joy pieces. Every night we would climb into bed together and I would caress the blue bag, pulling them out one by one to nibble at the candy shell, hoping upo…

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Dear Women, Enough with the “I’m Sorry”

  By Melanie Bates I went to the grocery store a few weeks ago. I needed a package of Almond Joy pieces and some celery. (Donít judge.) I had taken one of those little mini carts, just i…

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Can Things Ever Be ‘Too Good to Be True’?

Some fifteen years ago, when I was deep in the study of Native American spirituality, I traveled to the Black Hills of South Dakota to attend a powwow. As I was just about to fall asleep the night bef…

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Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. Sheís... more

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Teresa B, some of these people purporting to be American citizens going on and on about how they nev…

I wouldn't necessarily classify "junk" as food! Rather, just a lot of sugar, salt and chemicals.