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Emily Phillips
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Mom...get your head out of the sand!
You need to be afraid of what your daughter is facing.  Stop burying your head in the sand regarding what your daughter sees and is exposed to daily! I feel like a paddle ball on a string most days when I assess the emotions of my teenage daughter.   Her sp...

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Fingers are for texting...
I love my teenager.  I really,
really love her - I can close my eyes and picture her as an infant in my arms
as I regularly rocked her to sleep.  I remember the thrill of watching her
stand for the first time and toddle across the airport into Scott's arms ...

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My Grandma was a very poised and polished woman.  She dressed up when she went anywhere, refused to wear jeans and was a germaphobe long before the word even existed. Grandma Mac was also a doer.  She loved to go out for dinner and would frequently fly from...

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Naked Vulnerability
Last night I did something I really didn't want to do, I shared a vulnerable story about my life with over 200 women and a few men.  They weren't all strangers, in fact, many of them were some of my dearest friends and family members, but I fought the notio...

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Desperately Seeking Joy
   Guilt spreads over me like sticky  juice flooding the countertop and dripping onto the floor from a freshly cut melon.  It eats away at my confidence and zaps my energy.  I feel its heavy weight from the second my eyes spring open in the morning light to...

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Anger Errupts
Things have been tough at our house this summer.  Gone are the carefree days of everyone wanting to spend the day at the park or the pool together.  The times when the petting zoo and a picnic provided all of the stimulation we needed to propel us through a...

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Transplant complete: no vision for many months
  Today is the day after my cornea transplant.  What a journey this has been.  After waiting for 6 months to have the surgery, it finally happened.    I have been without any vision in my left eye, aside from being able to see light and darkness an occasion...

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Time for the transplant.
In five days my life will be forever intertwined with someone I've never even met...and I'm nervous. Organ donation is a beautiful concept that represents the amazing promise of returning a damaged body back to its original state.  For me it represents the ...

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