Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Heart transplant links gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs to Dearborn Heights family Gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs owes his life, and to a great degree his race for Michigan's top job, to Sharon Korhonen and her son Ronnie Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Published 6:00 a.m. ET April 15, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE It started out as a typical stump speech before a small group of Dearborn Heights Democrats last week. "I'm a Democrat running for governor because I, like everyone in this room, know that we can do better," said Bill … [Read more...] about Heart transplant links gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs to Dearborn Heights family
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By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 10:17 am, Sunday, April 8, 2018 Photo: G_muradin, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: What exactly is self-care? Life is chaos right now, lots of changes happening, little time to take it all in, responsibilities are adding up. I feel exhausted and overwhelmed and I feel like crying a lot. I'm already under a doctor's care for anxiety and depression, so I don't think it's a full-fledged emergency, I just need the words to say to be able to take care of myself right now. -- Chaos It's so individual in its details, but, in general, self-care is a focus on giving yourself what you need. That can mean being careful to get enough sleep, to the point of enforcing a bedtime even if you haven't finished everything you need to do; it can mean taking care to eat nutritious foods on a disciplined schedule instead of hosing bags of processed foods … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: What is self-care?
It’s exhausting just thinking about Kristin W. Ensign’s daily routine. Weekdays, the Iowa lawyer helps get her boys, ages 9 and 12, ready for school before heading off to work for the special litigation division of the Attorney General’s Office, where she handles cases involving correctional officers and institutions.After work, she helps with homework, initiates evening reading time and enforces bedtimes. Not to mention that she supports her kids’ full schedule of extracurricular activities, like basketball and scouting.Weekends are reserved for church, movies, outdoor activities, housework and obligatory errands like the grocery store and taking the dog to the vet.Ensign also teaches a Bible class, is active in the parent-teacher organization at her sons’ school, volunteers at a hospital, has coached high school and undergraduate mock trial teams, and she’s involved in the Association of Trial Attorneys and her local chapter of the Inns … [Read more...] about Up Close and Personal
It used to be so easy for Lynn Hajek to stay fit—the busy New York City lawyer was always on the go.In the summers she biked and rollerskated everywhere. In the winters, she skied most every weekend. In between, she was at the gym every day, sometimes even twice a day. She never thought about what she ate. It didn’t matter; she exercised it all off.Then life caught up with Hajek. She married, had a child and divorced, all the while maintaining a busy work schedule as the primary outside defense counsel for a hospital in the New York City area. Her work and home responsibilities leave little time for this 44-year-old single mom to engage in the rigorous exercise that once kept her so fit, lean and healthy.As her son’s primary caregiver, she says she’s also hesitant to even try to indulge in some of her old favorite activities. That’s because rollerskating and mountain biking can be risky, and trying to take care of an active toddler with, say, a broken … [Read more...] about Had Baby, Want Body
OUR EXPERTJim KarasJim Karas is the author of the health and fitness book Flip the Switch and The Business Plan for the Body, a New York Times best-seller. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business and a high school gym flunk-out, he is now the owner of Solo Sessions Personal Fitness Training in Chicago. He also appears regularly on ABC’s Good Morning America.VITAL STATISTICSKeith SullivanPOSITION Solo practitioner, New York CityAGE 32GOAL To become an amateur boxerKeith Sullivan isn’t the kind of guy who’s comfortable in the corner. Whether he’s in court advocating on behalf of injured plaintiffs or teaching law students as a legal clinic adjunct professor, Sullivan takes it all on, never backing down in the face of a challenge. The latest of those challenges is boxing.A lifelong fan of the sport, Sullivan only recently ventured into the ring. But now he’s hooked. Indeed, he is so smitten with the sport that he hired a trainer at the famed … [Read more...] about Becoming a Contender