Falling Apart. Is It Good To Cry, or Is It Weak?

Falling Apart. Is It Good To Cry, or Is It Weak?

Sometimes you know you married the right guy. I was in the middle of infertility treatment. It wasn’t going well, and another IUI had resulted in making appointments for the next one. The battle with my reluctant body continued. We were living in Dallas. Our...
What Do I Do If Someone I Love Commits Suicide?

What Do I Do If Someone I Love Commits Suicide?

The pain feels unbearable. Someone you love chose to end their life. Maybe they left you a note, maybe they didn’t. Maybe you knew they were in agony, struggling with inner demons or with harsh realities of severe physical or mental illness. Maybe you...
This Whole Ashley Madison Thing? A Call For Compassion

This Whole Ashley Madison Thing? A Call For Compassion

I hear every day how people’s lives get out of control. Maybe because they made a destructive choice. Maybe because someone did something to them. Maybe because life has handed them a painful unexpected tragedy, and is now a fact that they are going to have to...
When Mom Is Emotionally Unstable. 7 Ways To Heal.

When Mom Is Emotionally Unstable. 7 Ways To Heal.

Mom. A word for many that brings with it memories of being tenderly tucked into bed. Getting advice when you fall in love the first time. Watching her committed to work, family, friends, church or community. But also to you, her child. Knowing that she is there for...
When Valentines Day Might Break Your Heart

When Valentines Day Might Break Your Heart

Does anyone in New Orleans celebrate Valentines Day? I’ve always wondered. It’s so close to Fat Tuesday. Parades are already rolling down crowded streets. Beads are heavily laced everywhere you can wrap them. Who cares about hearts and roses? Maybe...