Travels with Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, and Amica

19 Jul
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Two days ago, my dog and I returned from a 10-week, 12,000-mile road trip across America. It was the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life, absolutely. So many mornings I’d shove off from wherever I was, looked at...
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4 Ways I Reset My Optimism During a Flare

26 Apr
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I’ve finished a marathon. In the last 12 weeks, I spoke in 5 states: at 11 college campuses and 1 Native pueblo. I debuted a brand new program and customized existing programs for unique audiences, like non-native-English speakers and veterans....
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What Has Your Disability Done for You Lately?

12 Apr
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Last Sunday, I spent the day in Brussels with two friends of mine from London, father and son, named Tony and Sean. How we met is a fun story. I found them in an Irish pub in Lisbon, Portugal, and...
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a chapter from the book I’m working on

30 Aug
I can attribute a single action by my friend Phil for the end of my comedy career, my teaching career, and a marriage. It became so that when he greeted me, he’d never say “Hi”; he always just said, “I’m...
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Women’s History Month Tour

1 May
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In late March, 2016, I had a lovely tour of speaking gigs across upstate New York. I did 7 presentations at 5 campuses in 4 days and had the time of my life. I did my women’s empowerment workshop 3...
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Talk Show Appearance in Harrisburg, PA

7 Mar
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A fabulous daytime talk show in my home city, Harrisburg, PA, recently invited me to appear. The show is Good Day PA!, hosted by Amy Kehm. Here is the segment in full: Behind the Scenes This was actually my second...
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At Pace University’s Women’s Leadership Conference

5 Mar
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On February 26, which happens to be my mom’s birthday, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at Pace University’s 2nd Women’s Leadership Conference. The student and faculty organizers did an incredible job producing and promoting a full day...
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