Bobblehead Break: Matt Ferstler – Single Jingles

I recently took a break with Matt Ferstler, founder of Single Jingles which is an incredible non-profit organization providing information and awareness on testicular cancer. Did you know this is the number ONE cancer of guys age 15 – 35? Matt is a testicular cancer survivor himself and has a lot to share in this great interview. I know a…

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Bobblehead Break: Jon Graves – The Hottest (Did I Just Write That?) Single Dad Around!

I recently had a chance to take a break with Jon Graves, named the country’s Hottest Single Dad by iVillage. Jon’s one of the most inspiring dads I have had the pleasure of getting to know. A widower, having lost his wife, Jeseca to cancer in 2007, Jon is raising his two young sons and guiding them on their journey…

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Brad Pitt has NOTHING to Worry About

My first video as an official iVoice for iVillage hit the screen (er, website) today. I’m actually kind of proud of it. Just don’t ask me how many takes some of these scenes took! So where do YOU find clarity in your life?

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Six! My Annual Celebration of Being Cancer Free

My annual story of thanks. Enjoy. My fifth birthday party has long been the gold standard in my life for celebrations. Just ask Kristin, Kirk, Kathy, Debbie or Nancy. They were there. And I know they all relished in – and probably were a little jealous of – my highly original cowboy theme, the amazing assortment of backyard games, and…

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One in a Million (or at least 40,000)

Five years ago, the idea of jumping in to a race with thousands of other people would have scared the nylon running shorts off of me. I think it was a result of the same gene that had me show up to sophomore speech class time-and-time again with cotton mouth, and the one that prevented me from being an altar…

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GPS: The LIVESTRONG Version

I had a blast this past Friday – hanging out at the corporate headquarters of LIVESTRONG in Austin, Texas – and joining in the fun as they celebrated the opening of the new LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center which is a free resource for anyone affected by cancer. While not a medical center, the Navigation Center provides an array of support…

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Some Bald Truths

It’s that time of year when you start seeing a number of great charity events for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Like this group of firefighters in Lemont, Illinois stories about going smooth on top seem to be popping up everywhere. And just in case you’re not in the know, St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most…

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Good Guys

I hung out with a couple of really good guys last night. My buddy, Jonny Imerman – founder of Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support, was nice enough to let me tag along with him at the 2011 Jewish United Fund dinner in downtown Chicago. Jonny, hands down, is one of the most inspiring men I know. And, judging from the…

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Running With Angels

So I ran the Austin Half Marathon this past weekend. And, sure, “run” may be the wrong word but at least I was there. Where were you? I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to really say that I feel as though I’m a runner. But I’ve come to learn that I love the feeling I get when I run.…

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A Bobblehead Birthday Eulogy

Today would have been my brother Kevin’s 56th birthday. He died when he was 46.  Kevin was just the best. He really was. You would have liked him. And, I promise, no matter who you are, Kevin would have found something about you to connect to.  I recently stumbled upon the eulogy I was honored to share with the hundreds…

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