The Epiphany is a source of grace and understanding for Christians, particularly Catholics who are unsure about those of us abused by clergy. Here are three reasons why. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by this brief read to rethink how you relate to survivors of abuse who are … Read More Fellow Travelers
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Seasonal Affective Disorder: Diagnosing and Treating a Seasonal Blueness HELPGUIDE.ORG Layered on top of many of our struggles with chronic psychological and physical illness, the holidays fall at a dark time of year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. The shorter days and colder weather of winter… Read More Feeling SAD?
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Denise Mann, WEBMD ‘Tis the season to be jolly? Not necessarily. For many people the holiday season, which kicks off with Thanksgiving and spans through New Year’s, is anything but blissful. In fact, this time of year may trigger a bout of the blues or perhaps ignite… (more here).
By Sooz Jeson Last December I lost a close friend who had suffered from Lupus for years. Last July I had to say goodbye to a dear friend who moved to the other side of our continent. A day later, I laid down my beautiful sweet cat Lily for the last time who suffered beyond… Read More Un-distant Connections
By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Words are central to our recovery. We go to “talk” therapy. We pull buried memory to light by speaking it. We read. We journal. That said, words and their expressive power were not enough to soothe my portion of grief. And, so, my own journey led me beyond the limits… Read More Exercise Your Muscle Memory
Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness and the Journey to Wholeness A Book by Nancy Kehoe By The Bookworm Surprise! They invited me back to write another review. Either I did okay with Elie Wiesel’s Night or they’re hard up for contributions. Either way this review is about a book a survivor gave me… Read More Wrestling with Our Inner Angels, by Nancy Kehoe
I think modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. It is nonsense. The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross