JDRF RIde to Cure

On Bret Michaels and his latest diabetes-related setback: The good news behind his brave fight

November 11, 2014By 5 Comments

    If you are in the D-world, you’ve probably heard that Bret Michaels has been ill. His BFF wrote a poignant recap of all that has happened on Bret’s Facebook page. Read it. It’s remarkable. So of course, many in the diabetes world are thinking, “could this be my child?” Here’s the thing: with […]

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Cool Contest: Win a One-on-One Phone Conversation with JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer!

June 2, 2014By 1 Comment

    Happy June! I have TWO very exciting opportunities to announce today – both have to do with my JDRF Ride – please read on and find out how you can have some fun and win some cool things! The first one is pretty amazing: Imagine if the President and CEO of the most […]

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What I learned on my training ride year 3, #1: Headwinds and tailwinds in riding and life

April 26, 2014By 1 Comment

  When I need to bang out a quick ride, or when I want to be more flexible in how many miles I ride, I like to head down to the Cape Cod Canal. The bike path along the canal is smooth and well maintained; safe and on weekdays and not so very busy. It […]

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This year’s amazing RIDE TO CURE VACATION RAFFLE IS TO >>>> (the one where my Uncle Bill makes it happen once again)

April 9, 2014By 0 Comments

I took my first outdoor training ride of the season today. It was warm out – above 50!! – but a brisk wind was like a wall in my face. 18 sorry miles, and I have a long way to go to be ready for not one but TWO 100 mile rides this year as […]

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Vocab quiz: what word needs to be stricken from D-world use? It starts with C and ends with negativity …

September 10, 2013By 6 Comments

Let’s start something here. I hope you’ll read this and then in the comments share your amazing T1D accomplishment — or share a “Cant” you want to change to “Can and Will” for yourself or your loved one with T1D. Let’s inspire one another.   If there is one word we all need to strike […]

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What I learned on my JDRF 2013 Ride Recap Part 1: The one where I OWN IT

August 19, 2013By 9 Comments

What could a 17-mile long, leg-pounding, tear-inducing, soul-crushing and then soul-soaring hilly cycling climb (that happens to be right smack in the middle of a century ride) have to do with the how to move past the sadness, heartbreak, isolation and sheer grief that a diabetes diagnosis (for you or your child or anyone you […]

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What I learned in my JDRF RIde Training: That YOU are amazing

August 9, 2013By 1 Comment

Sixteen years ago it was probably there, right in front of my face. My daughter was getting ready to start kindergarten (what would be her first school experience. I was a “Home school pre-school mom” as I learned to say instead of  “no, we cut and paste at home” which all kinds of people freaked […]

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‘It’s always there.” (The one where I answer my own question of “Why keep advocating?”

August 1, 2013By 7 Comments

It’s a worthy question; one that deserves a thoughtful response. If I spend so much of my time speaking and writing about how someone can thrive and embrace life despite diabetes, why do I spend so much time raising funds and advocating for better treatments and a cure? Because really, I say it a lot: […]

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What I learned on my ride, year two: The one when I know its okay to just be okay

July 29, 2013By 4 Comments

In less than three weeks I’ll be pedaling along my second JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes route, this time 100 miles along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Am I ready? I think so. One thing I do know: once again, I’ve learned so much from my training and fundraising experience. I did […]

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Using our talents to better this D-World (the one where I wrestle with my guilt with success)

June 25, 2013By 4 Comments

I was digging through a file cabinet yesterday looking for my marriage certificate (it will be 29 years next week. I just want to be sure I really did that back then. Just kidding. We are being audited by our insurance and I need it to prove we were married. Not kidding. But that’s another […]

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