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  Do you have one thing that just gives you shivers? Almost like you’re scared of it even when you know it’s coming? You anticipate what’s coming, you know what’s coming, you’ve fought it so many times…you want to run the other way, but you can’t. Because you can’t reverse time. June. This June marks the 10th anniversary of my brother’s accident, his death. Then fourteen days after the anniversary, is his birthday. When someone is sick, you mourn before the inevitable passing. You say everything you can say, do everything you can do and spend as much time with...

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anxiety, emotional, giving, love, says, simon, stress, struggle, teacher -

Anxiety!! Growing up I was always very nervous. I never quite understood what it was or what was happening. It wasn’t until young adulthood, that this feeling had a name and millions struggled just like me. I hardly ever feel anxious, wait that is a lie… I do ALL the time. The keyboard is shaking as I am typing this piece. However, for some reason it is therapeutic in doing so. I know there are many others who deal with similar circumstances and I hope I can shed a little light and bring calm to their worry. It is completely...

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Daughter, divorce, emotional, Father, giving, love, Mom, organic, parenting, teacher -

By Jer Halloran At least that’s what I thought when I found out I was going to be a father. You know, a little guy to play sports with and make rough and tough. On Sundays we would wear matching Eli Manning jersey’s while the G-Men fight for another victory.  Well… I am a proud single father to my beautiful 8 year old daughter today. What of it?  I was nervous and started thinking…ok, NO Boyfriend’s! I rounded up my four brothers and said, “we need to make sure she never gets hurt and there are always eyes watching her.”...

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