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My Mental Health 'Coming Out' Party

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt

Facebook reminded me last week that it was four years to the day since my mental health coming out party.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

When You Hear The Word "Cancer" Again

No one wants to hear the words “you have cancer” even once.  And for those who have heard it once, once done with treatments, you spend quite a bit of time worrying about recurrence.  643 more words

Family And Friends


My eyes are black
rounded by the deep
concentric circles
which hover over
my mother’s head
riding a dark horse
on the jawline
proved to be tough, 92 more words


Tweens And Elections

Though my daughters were old enough to remember my two local school board campaigns, they were too young to really care what that all would mean, or politics in general.  782 more words

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Making Progress

Since some people have inquired, I’m not dead.  But I do feel old.  These twenty-five degree changes can be tough.  Yesterday was lovely.  Today, I’m as grumpy as I possibly can be.  126 more words

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News from Bishop Grant and Doctor Wendy - Newsletter 4/26/2016

Prayer request: The latest update from Bishop Grant LeMarquand and his wife Doctor Wendy who are ministering in Gambella, Ethiopia.


An update from Bishop Grant & Doctor Wendy LeMarquand. 1,609 more words