People heal in different ways. For Candice Stinnett, she runs. “I never gave myself that time to meditate, to pray, to reflect. Running gives me that,” she says. December 8, the Keller mother will run the Metro PCS Dallas Marathon, her third marathon this year. It’s a feat that’s even more impressive when you understand the long … Continue reading A 26.2 Mile Journey of Healing for a Cancer Survivor
I remember seeing the hallway light creep into my bedroom. It was 3:30 in the morning and I knew it meant my Dad was up again. It wasn’t anything new, I had seen that light turn on a lot overnight in recent weeks. I was 13-years-old and sometimes as teenagers, we don’t always catch on when … Continue reading Dad’s rheumatoid arthritis reveals the best and worst that life offers
It was one of the most gruesome injuries to happen to an athlete during a sporting event. Even those of us who rubberneck on the highway to see what the accident looks like, are fighting hard to get the images of Kevin Ware’s injury out of our heads. The Louisville point guard suffered a compound fracture … Continue reading Is Kevin Ware’s Leg Injury Career-Ending? Not Necessarily
Doesn’t it seem like every few months there is new information telling you something is now bad for you? I’m not talking about obvious things, like fried food, or potato chips. I’m talking about things that many of us consider to be good for you and healthy. The latest “bad for you” information comes from a recent … Continue reading Is Soccer Hurting Your Ability to Think?
I have to admit I cringed when I saw this story, an article about a mother who found a hand written list of dieting tips in her 7-year-old daughter’s room among other toys and jewelry. I know body image is a big deal for women, but 7 year olds? Included on her “Diyet” plan, were tips like eating “three … Continue reading The 7-Year-Old Self-Image Diet
Would you believe me if I told you I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life? I say a cup, because I’ve had a sip of one of those French vanilla deals back in college, and my wife made me sip her iced double whatyamacallit from Starbucks another time. But I have never sat … Continue reading Energy Drinks are a Health Problem: Big Surprise!
People can try to describe it, but you can never really explain the feeling of watching your first child being born. I was able to share the joy with new parents who spent, of all days, Valentine’s Day welcoming their children in the world. When you work in a hospital setting, it is one of the … Continue reading Parents Share Their New Bundles of Love