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As you all know by now, April is a crappy month. We have the anniversary of Madeline’s death at the beginning, and the March of Dimes’ March for Babies at the end. And while the March for Babies is a beautiful thing, it’s also emotionally debilitating. I hate asking people to join my team, and…

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Eight Years Gone

On Tuesday I was instant messaging with a friend when I mentioned that I felt really anxious, as if an anxiety attack were imminent. I told her how I hated feeling like that, especially since I couldn’t identify the stressor that was causing the anxiety. All my articles were in, my taxes were done, and…

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It’s Okay To Live

As you’ve likely heard, writer/actress/mental health advocate Carrie Fisher died two days ago. Like many people, I was terribly saddened to hear about her passing. I loved Fisher’s brilliant writing and thought she was a hilarious actress. She was only 60 years old. Yesterday, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away. At 84 years old,…

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A Celebration Of Babies

As you all probably know by now, we were chosen as the 2016 March of Dimes Ambassador family for the Los Angeles area. We’re just about done with our role, but we had one last event to attend: the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies. The CoB is an annual lunch and awards ceremony where…

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I’ve looked at this photo A LOT this week. It was taken less than a month after Jackie’s brain tumor was discovered. Things were moving fast and there was a tremendously scary path in front of her. I know I personally would have been curled up in a ball. But that wasn’t Jackie. To prep…

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