Category Archives: Inspiring People

Geeks make the best Neighbors

Well, Geekwire beat me to it. I wanted to write a post about my cool neighbor, Lesley Baker, but they got to her first. Lesley is a smart gal, a great mom, sweet neighbor, and all-around nice person. We first … Continue reading

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Educating About Gender Expression Through Children’s Books

I’ve read several children’s books about kids who express themselves in gender non-conforming ways or who are transgender. For example, My Princess Boy is written by a local author, Cheryl Kilodavis, who writes about her son who likes to wear pretty dresses … Continue reading

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Yves Béhar: Philanthropist?

I was on a Delta Airlines plane recently and for the first time in forever (I am NOT quoting from the movie “Frozen” here), found myself without adequate reading material. It was horrible. Especially because flights to and from New … Continue reading

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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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