A kid in the pool reminded me that every day since May 2019 is a trophy. Here’s why.
Family Friday: How Our Rescue Lab Earned a Place at the Thanksgiving Table
We’re actually three. Me, to our waitress on Thanksgiving Oh, let me get you another set of silverware. Our waitress I pointed down to where our six-year-old rescue black Lab lay quietly at my husband’s feet on the outdoor deck, his Thanksgiving napkin bandana bunched into a make-shift pillow. Yes, we took our dog out…
Memoir Monday: When the Foreign Becomes Familiar, Barriers Drop
The Arab world felt foreign to me until a Muslim family adopted me, Ons Jabeur played in the US Open, and Mo Amer revealed how I’ve been speaking Arabic my whole life.
Wellness Wednesday: Top Ten Reasons to Do WECOACH [Water] Workouts
Founder Laurie Denomme’s WECOACH Workouts draws on 30 years of water exercise teaching experience to create member-exclusive programs that include: water workouts, land workouts, tips to help us feel our way to better results, and success trackers to help us recognize our progress. Here are my top ten reasons to subscribe to this unique, results-focused…
Memoir Monday: Home Leave Territory is Still Sacred Ground
Home leave territory is a place where it is always summer, where our extended family lived in the same homes year after year, and where we were the celebrated visitors.
Wellness Wednesday: The Restorative Power of Love
The love of my family surrounded my ICU bed in 2019 and carried me toward healthy ground. Our love has guided a scared, aggressive rescue Lab into being his true self, the most chill dog in our neighborhood.
Memoir Monday: Life is a Carnival!
In 1955, I learned how to walk to a Latin playlist The earliest tunes I remember hearing were the Venezuelan rhythms of música criolla which the radio stations in Caracas played at night. Dad had an affinity for music—part genetic, his farmer father was a self-taught fiddler, and part born of listening to songs streaming…
Wellness Wednesday: Know Your Breed, Find Their Bliss
It’s amazing to see a dog who is genetically predisposed to do something light up when you give him the chance to do it. It’s like he’s saying, ‘Wow! How did you know?’
Memoir Monday: ”I am from Kyiv.”
We stand with the brave people of Ukraine, as President Kennedy with the people of Berlin in 1963.
Wellness Wednesday: Why I Won’t Sail Again
Despite extensive precautions, cruise ship passengers are still getting sick with COVID. And then they’re put in prison-like isolation.