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88. Why do we need to lie about being sick and dying?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the famed South-American writer died on April 17 at the age of 87. For years now the world was aware of Gabo’s health issues, having battled cancer and in most recent years, dementia. 431 more words


There is no End

But control is not part of the deal of being a human being. We may rightly try to confront injustices, but some things can only be seen, noted, and accepted for what they are. 377 more words

I’m Alive!

A great author once said, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Today I would like to echo that sentiment by simply saying, “Guess what?  I’m alive!” 219 more words


The "C" Word

        I’m sure many of us have heard of the slogan “spread the word to end the word,” striving to eradicate society’s misuse of the word “retarded.” It is a simple but powerful cause to end the misuse of the word, originally meaning “slow,” which society has transformed it into a derogatory word for people who are suffering from any sort of developmental disability or with any sort of trouble learning things. 589 more words


Pieces Of Me

I’ve been feeling rather split lately. Ever since my breakdown last year and getting the mental help I so desperately needed things have changed for the better, mostly. 353 more words


Books Read in 2014 - 21. The Fault in our Stars - John Green

Genre: Young Adult, Illness. Romance

Narrative Style: First Person Narrative, Chronological Timeline 

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: Hazel has cancer and even though she is taking a drug to shrink her tumours, her prognosis is still terminal. 300 more words


Information on Anxiety

What is anxiety?

There are many types of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. 1,460 more words