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I love small cars -- that's no secret. Our current family car, an Audi A4 Avant, is not large by any means, but it is still larger than the previous generation of Avants. As our daughters get older, I wonder whether our family could go smaller in the car department. Personally, I'd like to get into ...
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Last Summer, I found out yoga photographer Robert Sturman would be offering 30-minute photoshoots in Chicago on Oct 16th. The opportunity was just too perfect: I love yoga, and I love Chicago. I would be turning 42 that month (and after cancer, every birthday, wrinkles and all, warrants a big celebr ...
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The Nissan Versace after our spirited ride to V.I.R.Last weekend, I was in Virginia to support my husband in the 13-hour Charge of the Headlight Brigade race at Virginia International Raceway (V.I.R.). I believe the role of Race Track Support may as well have been written into my marriage vows --th ...
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I have a challenge for you. No, not the “can you go through turn 1 at MidOhio without braking?” kind – the kind where I challenge you to change the way you connect your body and mind and see what it does for you at the race track, and maybe in other areas of your life.A recent moment of clarit ...
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Before my friend’s miscarriage at age 25, I had no idea people lost children. That may  have been a good thing, because had I known the intense feelings involved with bringing a child into the world, raising it, and contemplating their death, few of us (including myself) might be brave enough to ...
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Every so often, something happens and I am reminded of the "secret" to a happy life. (I say reminded because even once you figure this secret out, you'll forget sometimes. Don't worry -- we all do). I got one such reminder a few days ago, on the weekend of the SeaWheeze lululemon half marathon, a ra ...
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People often ask me whether I get scared while driving or riding in a car at the race track, and I usually say, “not really.”If I am doing the driving, there are very few times when adrenaline creeps in, usually when I am working on a faster lap and I commit to braking less or taking a corner fa ...
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I’m going to state the obvious here: compromise is hard. Humans aren’t born ready to compromise—just consider how willing babies are to wait for you to finish showering before you feed them. Exactly. It’s a good thing humans marry a little later in life, after the lessons learned in kinderga ...
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When I attended my Naturalization Ceremony in Detroit last month, I hadn’t quite decided how I felt about becoming a U.S. citizen and changing my last name to my husband's. For the last forty years of my life, my name and German citizenship have been a huge part of how I defined myself, and both w ...
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We’ve just returned from a long weekend at the track. After helping my husband coordinate an event with nearly 90 drivers, mobilizing three cars, and driving a Spec Miata with no power steering or ABS in 80-degree weather for three days straight, I am sore, dehydrated and tired. But I am also smil ...
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