Blogs

Please Don’t Say That

December 05, 2017

In FaceBook (an internet social site), I put a call out to people who had gone through grief. I asked them what helped most and what helped least when it…

The Power of Empathy

November 21, 2017

By Sage Knight I got up this morning as usual, helped my son get ready for school, drove the carpool, and then lingered for the dedication of Topanga Elementary School’s…

When a Pet Needs to Leave

November 07, 2017

The master list of losses counts 400 potential losses that can push us into grief. I don’t have room for stories about all of them. But the site lacked a…

Losing a Child

October 24, 2017

Introduction by Melody Beattie I’ve known Corinne Edwards for many years from my work as a writer and her work as a television host, a writer, and now a coach…

Facing Potentially Terminal Illness

October 10, 2017

By T. Johnson “Stop it!” I scream, as he grabs my shirt collar and slams me into my bedroom wall so hard I see stars. It’s the summer of 1984 and…

Codependent Forevermore

September 26, 2017

By Stephanie Darnell I will love him more than I should, Give him more benefit of the doubt Than he deserves. I will accept half-truths As if they were whole, Believing…

Dealing with Addicted Children

September 12, 2017

By Bruce K. I’m awakened out of a deep sleep. I hear yelling. I look at the clock. It’s four in the morning. What now, I think, getting dressed. As…

What Comes Around Comes Around

August 29, 2017

By Marie S. The date was November 4, 2001. I was sixteen years old going on sixty. My eyes had seen more physical, emotional, and sexual abuse than I wanted…

Herpes is Forever

August 15, 2017

By S. Levin I hate Herpes. The name reminds me of something dirty and grimy. Herpes reminds me of crabs, spiders, and locusts. I don’t like anything about it. It’s…