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A Thought and A Plea

I don’t know if you know what it’s like
To stoop over the toilet bowl or dither outside the bathroom door,
Contemplating, battling with your brain, 239 more words

Mr. Jefferson, Would You Live Your Life over Again?

“You ask if I would agree to live my 70, or rather 73, years over again? To which I say Yea. I think with you that it is a good world on the whole, that it has been framed on a principle of benevolence, and more pleasure than pain dealt out to us. 195 more words


Staying positive about recovery

One of the most difficult things for anyone struggling with an eating disorder, self-harm, or any other mental illness is staying positive during recovery. Optimism is extremely important to recovery; if you do not think that you are going to recover, then you wont. 284 more words

The sun starts to set on another year

It seems apt that perhaps the best sunset I have witnessed in the 10 months while living in Melbourne has occurred as the sun prepares to set for the final few times to end the year 2014. 82 more words


"We Are Heroes, Not Victims!"

The calendar marked the sixteenth when the children awoke from their slumber on a frosty December morning in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. Apparently, it was just going to be an ordinary day with a normal routine. 784 more words

Worst Christmas Became Most Memorable Christmas

One year it seemed we were having the worst Christmas ever. That autumn my husband had been in a car accident. His broken neck was healing, but it left him with severe migraines and what doctors thought might be a seizure disorder. 1,123 more words