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Grief, and the Loss of my First and Only Pet

I’ve never felt safe in my own body. This can be true for a human for a variety of reasons. In my case, it is…

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On Forgiveness and Grace This Yom Kippur

As a Jew, I have always embraced the process of T’shuvah on Yom Kippur. I don’t fast. I don’t go to synagogue. But I do reflect,…

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I’m 42 and Everything’s Embarrassing

I’m 42 today – too old to listen to Sky Ferriera too young to be waiting for results from a rheumatologist. But here we are.…

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Spit That Out: 10 Years Later

I began writing the first edition of my book Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parents’ Guide to Raising Healthy Children in the Age of…

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Why I’m Proud to be a Keyboard Warrior

First off, let me be clear. There are two main “urban dictionary” definitions of “Keyboard Warrior,” and I am not referring to myself as “a…

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Hell Froze Over: I Found Common Ground with a Vowed Adversary

Last Thursday I listened to a conference keynote speech by Olympic gold medalist and LGBT activist Abby Wambach in which she implored the audience to stop “unfriending”…

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Spit That Out is Available for Pre-Order!

Spit that Out!: The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt is LIVE on Amazon and available for pre-sale!…

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Do You Have Trypophobia? A Fear of Clusters of Bumps and Holes

Recently my friend told me about a colleague who was seriously freaked out by her Lifefactory water bottle. Apparently she has a fear of holes…

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Big Announcement: Spit That Out The Sequel!

Dear readers, I am thrilled to announce that I will be writing a brand new version of Spit That Out! And this time I will…

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Health and Environmental Things My Parents Actually Did Right

Throughout my book, blog, and daily life I have been notorious for giving my parents a hard time for their fridge full of margarine and…

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