If you knew you were gonna die in 3 months.

If you knew you were gonna die in 3 months.

Have you ever heard an idea or quote a million times before, and then one day you HEAR it for the very first time? Maybe it’s the person who’s saying it or how it’s being said, or maybe it’s just that you’re finally ready to HEAR it. “If you only had a year to live,...
Peace begins with me.

Peace begins with me.

World events can feel so far away. Last year the Paris attacks touched close to home for our family, when my daughter sang at the funeral for the only American killed there, Nohemi Gonzalez, who went to her high school. This week, the attacks in Brussels seemed far...
Weight loss surgery doesn’t change this.

Weight loss surgery doesn’t change this.

After I had weight loss surgery in 2011, I joined online support groups and forums. Hey! I was a patient now too and knew that even with everything I’d learned in the proceeding 10 years working in the field, it couldn’t completely prepare me for life after weight...