Random Thoughts

On Sisterhood, Stretch Marks and Scars

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger When I was 16 years old, I had major surgery on my kidneys, which left me with an enormous, obvious scar. It starts in the middle of my back and winds around my waist to my abdomen. There were no fade creams in 1975; I applied cocoa […]

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12 Things I Have Learned from Working at Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, social media and content editor at Rodale I’ve had the pleasure of working at Rodale for almost two years now. In that time, I’ve edited hundreds of blogs on health, fitness, wellness, the environment, sustainability, and life in general. Needless to say, the experience has taught me a lot and […]

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A Window into My World

Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, “Nope I don’t have a blog in me.” And so we ran someone else’s blog. Now Wednesday is coming up, and I’m thinking of blogs, and it’s all still sort of jumbled up in my head. I’m trying to think […]

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Don’t Make Me Hide You

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Neologism of the day: Domamehy, pronounced “doh’-may-me-hi.” No, this isn’t a new menu item at Nobu, nor is it the new hot class at Equinox. It’s a shortcut to the prevailing thought I seem to have these days whenever I spend time reading my Facebook newsfeed. It’s a […]

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Sex Not Food

Sex, not food? What, I’m sure you’re wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, among other things. But with Valentine’s Day coming up, I got to thinking about how I too often see, in my own life and in the lives […]

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Loving Life in Full Bloom

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author of Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships On St. Valentine’s Day, we express our love to the special people in our lives. In my book Living Life in Full Bloom, you’re invited to explore the pathways of “The Gardener” to […]

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79 Sticks of Deodorant on the Wall

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Here’s today’s quiz: What’s the difference between 108,000 square feet and 3,600 square feet? Answer: 50 years. No, this isn’t a Common Core math problem. Let me explain… Prior to the last blizzard that never arrived in eastern Pennsylvania, I made my way to the grocery store, […]

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Skiing the Conditions of Parenthood

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger About 15 years ago, I wrote a column about my boys and the day one of our gerbils died. Like most stories I wrote about my sons, it taught me a great deal about them, even more about myself and about why most of what I often […]

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