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What is the best way to successfully and quickly calm down after an argument or confrontation? After I didn’t do such a good job, I sat down to figure out why.

Today is testing day for me–an annual CT scan to make sure I remain cancer-free. Gah. This means I started the day feeling like a bereft five-year-old when I couldn’t find Sharky, the stuffed animal who comforts me around these times …Read More

Over the past couple of days, I’ve heard two separate stories of leukemia/lymphoma diagnoses where the patient–one a young father, the other a young child–is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.  The number of people who need transplants …Read More

In honor of the 10 million Americans – mostly women – who suffer from the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia, I want to share some of these beautiful “breath prayers.”  Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, a perfect time to send …Read More

I just got back from a quick grocery run, and because April 30 (tomorrow!) is Oprah Winfrey’s National No-Phone Day, I took a curious look at the drivers around me.  At a red light, I looked to my right.  A …Read More

The ’80s rock star Bret Michaels (frontman of the hair metal group “Poison”) has had major media exposure these past few years.  Some of it is not very “Fresh Living-y,” like his VH1 show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels,” …Read More

“Stage 4 breast cancer” might be among the most terrifying four words a woman can ever hear.  The average life expectancy for a woman with that diagnosis is 30 months.  But Katherine Russell Rich has lived with it for 17 …Read More

Friday is D-day at my house, vitamin D-day, that is.  I’m still working my way back from an alarmingly low blood level a few months back, so I take a cheerfully green, 50,000 IU gelcap with my lunch each Friday …Read More

The news today that tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with breast cancer was something of a roller coaster.  First there was the “No!” feeling we get whenever someone we admire is stricken with an illness.  Learning that an …Read More

An interview with Ruby Gettinger from The Style Network program “Ruby” revealed inspiring truths about how the 12 step program can help with food addiction and weight loss.