It was long ago. We’ve all been there so I’m not shy to tell it. Plus I want to bring the amazing side of Down Syndrome Awareness to everyone reading. I was at the end of my rope. I had just received a phone call that made everything in life even worse. I felt my world was collapsing around
Getting diagnosed with cancer is understandably a terrifying experience. So many questions and emotions start flying through your head that it’s hard to know where to even start. Many times, you’re given the news when there is still more details or information needed to get the full picture of what you’re up against… the lack
Dear You, Yes, You. That woman underneath the myriad disguises you wear for all the people in your life; those you care for, those who rely on you, those that think they know you. That woman who might live life differently, if only… I’ve noticed you pause in the space between breaths. I’ve caught that wistful
In 1992, 11-month old Brryan Jackson from Missouri had his life put in danger by his own father. Brryan’s father, Brian Stewart, had intentionally injected his own son with HIV-infected blood. Image grab: Instagram / Brryan Jackson Brryan’s mother, Jennifer Jackson, filed for divorce from his father due to physical and verbal abuse. Apparently, his
Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. You have to know that you’re a good person and a good friend. What’s meant to be will end up good and what’s not- won’t. Love is worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you.
It has been a day of reflection for me. I wondered how I would feel when this day came. I could relive those awful memories of my husband slamming my head into the tile floor in front of our son or of the police handcuffing my husband and putting him in the back of the
Most of the time, when we get a pet, we look forward to taking care of them, loving them, and protecting them – not the other way around. But our loyal furry friends will do their best to return the favor if they can, and the 16-year-old Javier Mercado from Des Moines, Washington, can attest
“Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don’t know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health. We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions,
You’re afraid and you know that making a change is going to hurt like hell, but you also know, without a doubt, that a change has to be made. There’s no turning back. So often we tell ourselves that things will get better; the other person will change. Sometimes we even convince ourselves that we’re overreacting.
…even if it hurts It’s astonishing how many people right this minute are trying to cope with the fact that their heart is broken, they are deeply sad or depressed, or are managing traumatic things happening in their lives – yet they still need to function in their daily lives. Maybe you’re one of them?
So you’re a single parent, and by single I mean doing it all by yourself because for whatever reason the other parent is just gone. Hey, me too! I want to make sure to give love to the single dads out there, give yourself a pat on the back buddies, you’re doing great! But you
Nothing hinders personal growth like unexamined comfort. Comfort persuades people to stay in relationships, careers, and cities they’ve outgrown. Persistent comfort is, arguably, one of the most power forces behind dreams deferred, risks not taken and life unexplored. I had a bad case of comfort for a good portion of my young adulthood. His name