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Your Kind of “Love” Hurts!

By Zakeia Tyson-Cross As I reflect on my previous relationships, I recall the horror and hurt I felt behind the thick walls of my Atlanta home in 2004. Images of me plastered against the wall — filled with anguish ...
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The Question That Helps Me to Prioritize My Life

By Marisol Flores Prioritizing can be a hassle. We try to do too much at once and feel torn and overwhelmed. The solution lies in saying “no” to others … and to ourselves. While I find it easier to do …
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Freedom

By Alexia Clifton 2014 was a difficult year. I turned 49 — the age at which my father died — on November 12. We lost him 30 years ago and we held his funeral on my 19th birthday. I miss …
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Women of Color and Aging

  By Joia Crear-Perry, MD Women of Color age beautifully. We hear it constantly. With a life expectancy that lags 3.3 years behind our White counterparts, we must look beneath the surface. The CDC attributes these l...
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The Deceptive Perfection of What Could Be

  By Charlie Scaturro Stop me if this sounds familiar: a person daydreams at work and his or her mind wanders to a place that leads to the following thought “that will be the great thing I devote myself to …
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Women of Color and Breast Cancer

By Joia Crear Perry, MD Women of Color, our breasts are the great mystery. Particularly, why do we die from breast cancer at rates outpacing our White and Hispanic counterparts by leaps and bounds? There is even a statis...