Don't just live in the world

While waiting in the emergency room the other day I posted on Instagram. I got messages from people, kind messages asking me if everything was okay, letting me know in the days since that they hope I’m feeling better. My family has checked in – How are you feeling? And honestly I have no idea. …
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March 1, 2018

March 2nd, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on March 1, 2018)

I had been feeling a little bit nauseous all day, so I decided to have a small snack to see if not eating was part of the problem. Within half an hour I was feeling super nauseous and lightheaded, with pain radiating across my shoulder blades. I felt horrible and I felt scared. I was …
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One to grow on

February 4th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on One to grow on)

The beginning of January was great. I set out a plan and I enacted it. Not all of it, but I was getting started and it felt pretty good. Some days it felt awesome. The day my friend Laurie died I went into aquafit and punched the water with everything I had. I needed to …
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Marching on

January 24th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Issues | Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Marching on)

I took the kid up to the Hill on Saturday to experience the Women’s March. I had wanted to go last year but I was sick or something and didn’t make it. I knew it wouldn’t be exactly the same this year, not being the first of the movement, but I also knew I wanted …
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December 4th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Fuel)

The other day Joe said something to the kid and it pinged something in me. She asked if she could have a doughnut when we stopped for hot chocolate after the Christmas parade (this was not just a Santa Claus parade, there was a girl dressed as Mary riding a donkey in the first group) …
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The year ahead

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on The year ahead)

I went to New York by myself, and I spent a lot of time walking around, surrounded by people but alone, listening and experiencing. I cried when it was over. Now I’m in bed, sick with a bad cold, and thinking. I’m thinking ahead. I’m thinking about my baby girl growing, and what comes next …
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November 10th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on Breathless)

As a kid I was diagnosed with asthma. They do this thing where you have to breathe into a computer and it tells them how pathetic your lungs are. And then it got better. I assume because I exercised more and lost weight in high school, the asthma went away. For years I lived inhaler …
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All Hands on Deck

November 9th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on All Hands on Deck)

One of the fantastic things about my job is the opportunity to work for and with youth. When you get a group of engaged youth into a room together amazing things can happen. After a full day of engagement this week, we had a performer come in, one Cody Coyote. Cody is a young Indigenous …
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One Thing To Hold On To

November 7th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Issues - (Comments Off on One Thing To Hold On To)

I was listening to What’s the T? – The Rupaul podcast, which I regularly enjoy in addition to my viewings of Drag Race recently. It was an older episode, but Michelle Visage was talking about taking her daughter to see Hamilton. Her daughter ended up sobbing her way through the show because she has been …
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October 12th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on Dostadning)

A friend of mine posted a link to an article the other day on Facebook. The article itself is about a book and a new trend – the new form of decluttering – called Swedish Death Cleaning. This is the art of slowing riding yourself of things as years go by so that when you …
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