A Calming Voice

The MRI tube. We don’t like each other much. It’s nothing personal, just not a fun place for me to hang out. I'm waiting for the calming voice of my favorite radiology tech--Dan. But today, I'm on my own. What will you do when the familiar voice, the one you rely on isn't around?

Birthday Book Giveaway

Every year on my birthday I’m filled with gratefulness. Gratefulness for another year of being alive. So every year in August, I give away a book for my birthday. A present to one of you for being part of my community and supporting me.

Serving Up Joy

When times are tough and hope is running on empty, coming together is the perfect recipe. How to give hope to the hopeless? Take what you’ve got, do something. Make soup, and you serve up joy.

He Collects Our Tears

How do we move on after a panic attack? That’s the golden question, or is it? The real question is not how to move on, but what is at the root of the panic attack and how to shift your reaction to a healthier alternative. Read on to discover the three questions to ask yourself after a panic attack.

The Big Red Barn

We all get overwhelmed when life fills up quicker than we anticipated. How can we stay level-headed and stop feeling overwhelmed? And can the people around us help?

Falling Prey to False Guilt

Of all the advice I’ve received over the years encouraging me to never forget my dad while letting go of false guilt, none has been as impactful as the words of Charles Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie. His wise words are for us all.

Polishing Slides

Ever polished a slide with Pledge furniture wax? My grandpa, the king of fun did it all the time. Fun is contagious when you surround yourself with grateful, kind, and loving people.

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