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Rebecca Faye Smith Galli

Rebecca Faye Smith Galli (Becky) is a reluctant-but-obsessed columnist who writes about love, loss, and healing. Surviving significant losses—her seventeen-year-old brother’s death; her son’s degenerative disease and subsequent death; her daughter’s autism; her divorce; and nine days later, her paralysis from transverse myelitis, a rare spinal cord inflammation that began as the flu—has fostered an unexpected but prolific writing career. In 2000, The Baltimore Sun published her first column about playing soccer with her son—from the wheelchair. Fifteen years later, with 400 published columns and a completed memoir, she launched, Thoughtful Thursdays—Lessons from a Resilient Heart.

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Will You Circle Your Targets?

Becky writes regularly over at From Where I Sit. If you’re interested in receiving Thoughtful Thursdays via email sign up on her website today. It’s one of my favorite stories, a classic tale of my father’s. A young artist, searching the woods for a good location to ply his art, noticed dozens of trees with circles drawn on …

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The Barbie That Didn’t Last

You can find Becky regularly reflecting on her life in her three monthly columns. Find out more about her on her site. As many already know, Mattel made national news recently after unveiling their new line of Barbie dolls. Often criticized for her anatomically incorrect figure, Barbie will now be available in three new body types: tall, …

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Facing My Fears

Some time ago, I was a mess. My plans were confirmed and my answers rehearsed, but I still wasn’t ready to face one on my biggest fears: speaking to a live audience, armed with unknown questions, about a topic I’ve only written about. Handling adversity. I’d done all the things I normally do when I’m …

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