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When Grief Turns Superstition Into Compulsion

Superstition ruled my mind. More than I realized. I had no idea, within hours, there’d be no child to mother. And then he was gone. And we were Read...
Erica Landis    |   07.24.18   |   SHARE
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How Other People's Kids Help With My Depression 

When I held Baby J for the first time, everything shuffled into place. For the kids, I see every reason to breathe. They love me. I don’t know why. Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   03.7.18   |   SHARE
Minds
I remember the Christmas that completely killed our childhood wonder.

Exchanging Old Christmas Memories For New Ones       

My sister and I aren’t the only people damaged by Christmases past. We're taking back the holiday and building new Christmas memories. Read...
Jonita Davis    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
Families
Christmas was my family’s escape.

The Year Of The Christmas Tree

My mother was desperate for a tree, for a successful Christmas morning that brought joy and hope to our family after a year of hardship. Read...
Ariel Henley    |   12.18.17   |   SHARE
Families
"That’s the great thing about books where the world ends: you can close them and look up to see a world that miraculously managed not to end while you were busy reading."

Apocalypse Not Yet: Books About The End Of The World That Make It Feel Worth Saving

That’s the great thing about books where the world ends: you can close them and look up to see a world that miraculously managed not to end while you Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.19.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Love for a child never goes away.

'The First Thing Was I Felt Remembered:' LOVE Bracelets For Grieving Parents

The original meaning of the LOVE bracelet, for me, was that my love for my son would never go away. It just was in a different form now. The physical Read...
Erica Landis    |   03.7.17   |   SHARE
Voices
"Mental illness is hard. Being a person is hard. Don’t try to do it alone." | Image Credit: Rhendi Rukmana via Unsplash

The Obsessive-Compulsive Dame: Ask For Help

Mental illness is hard. Being a person is hard. Don’t try to do it alone. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   01.25.17   |   SHARE
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It’s me, Optimism! Cheeriness? Excitement? Hope?

An Imagined Conversation With Optimism

Ever had an imagined conversation with optimism? Yeah, me too. Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   01.18.17   |   SHARE
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