Tag Archives: compassion

An open letter to the nurses at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center

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Dear Nursing Staff, You know my son. He is four and already a bit of a Casanova. Today he paid you a visit to be treated for his bleeding disorder and he brought you daffodils that he picked himself. He limped around the children’s floor handing out flowers and sass. More than a few of […]

Housewife Plus

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Two years ago I finished graduate school and earned my MFA. During the final push to get my thesis completed I felt important and intensely smart. In fact, in those final months before commencement I believe I was probably the smartest that I’ll ever be. And then in one moment my role as a modern […]

DIY Miracle Diet Makeover Plan

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BZZ! BZZ! BZZ! The alarm was going off, but I couldn’t find it so that I could catapult it across the room. I was exhausted from spending the night sleeping in fits and starts. With my hair matted to the side of my grouchy face and my eyes semi-sealed shut from feebleness, I rolled out of […]