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It began with the car ride home, the leaden silence that clung to them, unshakable, through the weekend.  They had disagreed before. This was different. It was as if each knew they were implacable, opposed to the stance of the other in some meaningful way. 737 more words

The Guy in the White T-Shirt

“Christian Michael are you out of bed yet?”
He was late for school again; he was sick and tired of hearing his mother nag him every time he was. 2,115 more words


Veganism: Diet or Lifestyle Choice?

A vegan is commonly referred to as someone who consumes no animal products in thier food.

But, a vegan also is someone who abstains from using animal products in any aspect of their life, including food, clothing, and other products. 646 more words

Getting into the process of mindful walking

Spring invites us to open and rediscover nature. It invites us to walk and to become mindful. It is easy to let ourselves to the process of mindful walking when we are surrounded by nature. 132 more words


Criticism & Empathy

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald… 981 more words


The  Price of Compassion

It was dark.

I was tired and sore.

She was suicidal and aggressive.

She had already assaulted an officer and was now secured to the stretcher in the back of my ambulance. 610 more words


How full is your cart?

There is a meme that has been floating around the internet the past few days. You know the one where there’s a cart that is hemorrhaging groceries and says “no job,” while the other is a basket filled super minimally and says, “has a job.” I find this particular meme obnoxious and I am unsure of the intent behind it since it has been posted by both friends of mine that are uptight and those who are generally more liberal… Regardless, it made me think as I grocery shopped today that it would have been more entertaining if it said kids/no kids-because believe me, we have a job and an income that is generous (especially considering our location), and our cart looked like a bad day in the emergency room. 468 more words