Mar 242013
How Are You Coping With Infertility? Tips, Ideas, Stories

On my article about depression when you can’t get pregnant, a reader asked how to connect with other women coping with infertility. I don’t have an infertility forum, and I didn’t want to start a thread about coping with infertility on my fertility Quips and Tips blog because it’s too pregnancy-related. Readers have complained that

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Nov 292012
How I Survived an Attempted Rape in My Bedroom in the Middle of the Night

A guy broke into my apartment in the middle of the night and tried to rape me. Even now – years later – those words choke me up. How did I survive without getting raped? I’ve been writing and blogging for almost a decade, but I’ve never written about how I survived the attempted rape.

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Nov 182012
How Do You Hold on to Hope? 5 Tips for Staying Hopeful

Everything you do requires hope – starting a business, getting married, sending your kid off to kindergarten or college. Staying hopeful in the midst of doubt and uncertainty is the key to success…and the trick to bouncing back from almost anything. My friend Cherie Burbach sent me her book of poems, and this one sentence

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May 122011

Some breast cancer survivors say they’re glad they got (and beat) breast cancer. Here are a few secret benefits of breast cancer from survivors, oncologists, and radiologists… “Because of my mother’s struggle with breast cancer when I was 16, I always felt like I had two B-sized time bombs sitting on my chest, just waiting to

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Apr 182011
Best Types of Incense to Burn - Frankincense, Sandalwood, Sage

Finding the best incense to burn depends on your purpose for burning incense. Here’s why people like certain flavors: frankincense, sandalwood, sage, and more. Burning different types of incense can lift moods, ease tension, cleanse negative energy, and even shoo insects away. Experts reveal how specific flavors and types of incense affect moods and spaces.

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Dec 282010

These tips for a more interesting life range from wearing red cowboy boots to setting life goals – and they’ll answer your question about making life better. Before the tips, a quip: “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson. The beauty of this quip is that

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