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{Collateral Damage} Merck Settles for $100million in NuvaRing Injury Case

Last night when I got home from work I pulled a large white envelope out of my mailbox. I didn’t give it much thought, I let the muppet like dog out to pee, and when we came in I tossed the envelope on the table. I went about my routine, bracelet in the clam shell, … Continue reading

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{Hearts on 22} Why I Go RED

On October 14, 2009 I had my annual check up and birth control renewal appointment. My Doctor asked me if I had any concerns. I said yes. “Yes I do, I have this incredible pain in my leg and it won’t go away. My leg is deep red in spots and I am having head … Continue reading

{FaceBook} Friend Request From My High School Bully

Ever since I can remember I have always gone against the tide. I looked to the sun and answered to a higher calling. My parents will tell you that I am an old soul, that I wear my heart on my selve, and that my zest for life is addictive. That I have always looked … Continue reading

{Go Red For Womem} Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

I have always been involved with the American Heart Association. As a child I participated in jump rope for heart, learned CPR with my girl scout troop, and in college I volunteered with the Twin Ports Go Red Chapter. My family has been supporting the American Heart Association since the day a little girl named … Continue reading

“What Will You Gain When You Throw OUT The SCALE?”

I always dread the end of the Christmas season and find myself counting down the days to wait for it, wait for it….. WEIGHTLOSS SEASON! Every January my TV is filled with commercials spouting “What will you gain when you lose” or meet the new you. There are commercials for every gosh darn weight loss … Continue reading

{Hearts on 22} Love With All of Your Heart

Christmas is when I miss Charlie the most. Mostly because he got cheated. Cheated out of meeting Sophia. He was anticipating her arrival and received status updates on the progress of her birth. A trial kept him in New York and he couldn’t wait to hang up his traveling suit and snuggle his niece in … Continue reading

{Charlie} Christmas: Three Ships and Charlie Brown

For the first time I found myself able to sit down and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas without bawling. Christmas 2012 was hard, I mas deeply missing my partner in crime and I still harbored a lot of anger towards the drunk driver. Blinded I wasn’t able to see how incredibly blessed I was and … Continue reading

{Hearts on 22} Celebrating My 4th Borrowed Year

There are moments were I feel like the little girl from Schindler’s list. You know the little girl in the one scene of the movie where everything is in black and white except for her red coat. Over the past four years I have heard more stories of pulmonary embolism loss than survival. I realize … Continue reading

{MNSure} To Be An Insurable Human Again

I can read a benefits packet and analyze a prescription drug formulary like no buddy’s business. For three years I worked for the nations largest Pharmacy Benefit management company and was taught the ins and outs of the insurance world. I received numerous calls from people trying to get medications covered for pre-existing conditions. The … Continue reading

{Charlie} A Half Empty Jar of Sea Glass

One night while strolling through one of our favorite boutique shops in Minneapolis, Charlie spotted a glass jar. I politely told him that the jar was meant for a candle and not sea glass. Charlie looked at me with his grin and said “AJ, it says beach on it, a jar that says beach on … Continue reading

NinjaInTheCity Life in Photos

Yea, I don't think my body likes the contrast dye........ :/ It's true! The muppet like dog has a very pink nose :) Yay! New products! I love @ipsy Sweet! My @ipsy bag arrived today! She's ready for the sun! Easter! :)

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