Category: The Not-So-Trivial

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A very personal fundraiser.

As many of you know, after the birth of my daughter Delilah in 2009 I suffered from a severe case of postpartum depression and OCD. It caught me completely off guard, but it shouldn’t have — one in seven mothers will find herself in its grasp. The illness and subsequent recovery changed my life in many ways (for one, I now… Read more →

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This One Time, Children’s Hospital LA Saved My Life #MiracleMarathon

I was three years old. My recurring ear infections had given way to mastoiditis, and there was a chunk of my head that had to go before the infection could spread to my brain. My Dad worked for himself, so my parents carried private insurance that excluded my ears on account of how expensive they’d become. While footing the bill for the… Read more →

Social Good: The Opposite of Internet Trolling #Blogust

[Megan Thompson, Health Aide; Senator Dianne Feinstein, me, and fellow Shot@Life Champion Shannon Des Roches Rosa discussing malaria eradication in the Rayburn Office Bldg. Washington, D.C.] I think for a lot of independent bloggers, we start out with a small idea we’re not sure anyone else will care about and through the generous nature of humanity we find ourselves connected to… Read more →