Category Archives: Inspiring People

Raising Awareness about Hearing Loss with Seattle Seahawk Derrick Coleman

And heeeeere it is! My post about meeting Derrick Coleman and the fabulous experience helping to run a fundraising event. Read it and enjoy!

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Boston Strong: How Two Words Helped Raise $1 Million

This morning, I was at the gym getting my rare CNN fix (Hey, it’s news! At least I am expanding my horizons and not watching some lame tv series.). The Boston Marathon was happening today and there was a segment … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in the Simple Things

This morning, in the car on the way to school, we were stopped at a light at an intersection just off the highway that is usually frequented by low-income or homeless people selling the newspaper, Real Change. They buy the … Continue reading

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Income Generating Opportunities for Fistula Patients

I have written a few times about obstetric fistula in the past– it is such a preventable public health issue and it makes me want to yell from the rooftops so everyone knows about it. If more people know about … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad Made It!

I know it has been a while since I last posted. I’ve missed writing regularly- I guess that’s what vacation does to you. I just got back from southern California last week and have been busy getting the kids ready … Continue reading

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“Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee”

I just finished a fun read:¬†Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, by Charles Shields, which as the title speaks for itself, was a biography of the author of To Kill a Mockingbird,¬†one of the most popular classics of all time. … Continue reading

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Teaching Yoga in Prisons

I met Meg O’Leary one rainy December in Seattle — thirteen years ago — when she and five other women gathered at my house for our first book group. Whenever Meg emailed us, she would start her greeting with, “Hello … Continue reading

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