The Thyroid Solution Diet

Book Review: The Thyroid Solution Diet

First off: Don’t let the title throw you. This book is not just about the thyroid or those who suffer from thyroid related issues. Second: Anyone interested in extending their life should read it. I have for years, since well before Lia’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes, been interested in the connection between food, exercise […]

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Bardolatry

Then there are the books I should have read but didn’t, or did with so little regard for what was in them. I read them—or not as the case often was—for assignment, for a grade, because somebody said that I should. I didn’t read them for pleasure, not usually. Nor for what they said about […]

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Great attitudes!

Just Around the Next Bend

As Steve mentioned a few weeks ago, we packed up the gear and the kids and headed off to the mountains of Southwest Virginia for some much needed back-to-nature time. No cell phones, no computers, no television or Red Box. A chance to detox from the connections that keep us firmly rooted in our busy […]

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Back to D-Wild

In honor of our upcoming 2nd Annual Into D-Wild Backpacking Adventure, I’d like to share the post Franca wrote about last year’s family trip. We’re taking what lessons we learned and  heading back into the woods, this time hiking longer (4 days) and further (27 miles)—but with hopefully less gear. We’ll follow up with a […]

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Logic, Strength and Love

One of the great things the internet has brought is the ability to reach out and make a difference in the lives of people we’ve never met. I’ve been a part of that phenomena for almost three years now, since starting this blog about raising a child with type 1 diabetes to live life to […]

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A Lesson on Atoms
(or Letting Go)

When it was early summer vacation and close enough to the end of the school year for Lia to still be considered an elementary student and not a rising sixth grader Franca and I weren’t sure what changes we’d make to her diabetes care plan to meet whatever new challenges arrived with middle school. Other […]

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Inspiration: For When You Need It Most

I don’t even own this book, but for some reason it is always there on my mind or in the back of my mind or otherwise someplace near to it. When I check it out of the library, I usually keep it through the maximum amount of renewals (9 I think) and thumb through it almost […]

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Fix. It.

Not quite related to diabetes care, management, complaints of, progress in, fed up with, tears over, yada yada yada….but I think this relates to my recent post Hulk Smash, in which I reflected on my inability to fix things. Annie Leonard’s project The Story of Stuff has always counted Franca and I as two of their […]

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And My Hero Is…

The overdue final chapter of Diabetes Blog Week. This from the champ herself:   My heroes are my mom and my dad. They’re my heroes because they help me through type one diabetes. Also, because they make me feel special. They do that just by talking to me. Just a few people do that at […]

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like I'm trapped in a cage

Sometimes I feel…

   

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