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Colorado Kids and Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

It happened in band class. My friend’s seventh-grade daughter was setting up her instrument when the boy next to her whispered, “Hey, you wanna vape?” and he waved a JUUL — an e-cigarette that quickly vanished into his closed fist.  At the time, she had no idea what it even was but those days are coming […]

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Why You’re Doing Kegels Incorrectly and Why There’s a Chance You Shouldn’t Be Doing Them At All

The word “Kegel,” probably sounds familiar to you. Countless blogs, magazines and TV shows recommend Kegels for a variety of reasons—everything from improving bladder and bowel function to having better sex—but it’s important to know that there’s a time and a place for Kegels and they almost certainly shouldn’t be universally prescribed. It is also […]

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Suicide Prevention and the Quest for Happiness

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. All month long, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is publishing submissions. The Quest For Happiness  I knew I needed to make a change in my life. I no longer wanted to live behind the mask that portrayed an infrangible false happiness. I wanted the smile on […]

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A letter to my OCD

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. All month long, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is publishing submissions. A letter to my OCD, You changed me, you took me prisoner in my own body. You were power hungry, and I was powerless. You affected me from the age of 8 on; you would […]

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One mom's journey with her bipolar daughter

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month, and this week was World Suicide Prevention Day. My 19-year-old daughter has had a fairly uneventful year. Held down her first job. Began feeling more independent. Made some solid friendships and was socializing more. We are so proud of her. As is the case with bipolar disorder […]

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