How do you describe a guy like John? How do you tell his story?[Read more…] about How Do You Describe a Guy Like John?
God Would Use Music to Ultimately Speak to Her
Kristin Colino always responded to music, even as a baby bouncing in rhythm to “Saturday Night Fever” and “Zanzibar” while in her crib. Of course, she couldn’t have known it then, but God would use music to ultimately speak to her…the “all-American girl with a world-class brain disorder.”[Read more…] about God Would Use Music to Ultimately Speak to Her
Wherever She Went, Mental Illness Followed
A woman I know grew up with a mother who suffered from schizophrenia and an incredibly brilliant sister who battled bipolarism and an eating disorder before taking her life at the age of 35. She tried running from her family’s issues, but wherever she went, mental illness followed.[Read more…] about Wherever She Went, Mental Illness Followed
You Are Not Invisible After 50
A producer once invited me to appear on a podcast geared to 20-to-30 somethings. When told my age, he withdrew the invitation. I took no offense, but then started thinking: why wouldn’t younger people want to hear from people who’ve had more than 30 orbits around the sun? Who says you’re invisible after 50?[Read more…] about You Are Not Invisible After 50
Who Has Your Ear?
Who has your ear? The good guy or the bad? It’s a concept advertisers sometimes evoke when pitching products and services. In these television commercials, the devil stands on one shoulder of a hapless-looking man and an angel on the other.[Read more…] about Who Has Your Ear?
Doing Whatever to Survive
Doing whatever to survive can be destructive or constructive, depending on whether you’re running from yourself—and your trauma—or facing it head on. Amanda Freeman understands this.[Read more…] about Doing Whatever to Survive