My MariaShriver.com Essay: “Celebrating the Motherly Love We Find in Surprising Places Along Our Journey: 5 Lessons From an 87-Year-Old Nun”

“Nothing trumps motherly love, even when the wisdom and advice being given is from an 87-year-old cloistered nun. At age 31, lost and confused at a crucial crossroads in my life, I met Sister Augustine, a ceramics artist who had been long hidden away from the world on the grounds of the oldest Benedictine convent […]

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My MariaShriver.com Essay: “Dare to Be Different!”

“It has taken me almost three decades to be able to admit that I was mercilessly bullied during middle school and high school in my 1980’s Small Town America. It happened long before “bullying” was the buzzword or call to action it has become today. Long before there were advocates and superstars and whole organizations […]

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