Jeremy Bellos will never forget the moment he laid down the deep wounds and anger that contributed to his decades-long addiction to heroin and fentanyl and true healing could begin.[Read more…] about The Road from Perdition to Healing
Retired Major Bobby Charles remembers wishing someone would break into his house just so he could shoot the intruder with his 9-mm pistol. The dark thoughts, a premonition, and his commander’s intervention convinced him to get help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).[Read more…] about PTSD: A Veteran’s Struggle
We’re halfway through Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I want to celebrate two personal friends who’ve defeated the disease and can proudly proclaim membership in the survivor’s club.[Read more…] about A Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors
Diane Rose never denied what happened to her 26-year-old son, Wayne. She wasn’t angry at God for his tragic death and didn’t ask, “Why me?” She saw a counselor, changed her teaching job, joined online bereavement groups, and read a lot about the grieving process.[Read more…] about The Grieving Process: Don’t Get Stuck
We’re grappling with a tough decision. Should we euthanize our sweet girl, Tess?[Read more…] about Time to Euthanize?
Imagine giving birth to a child with a rare metabolic disorder, and then having another nearly four years later with a more severe, unrelated genetic condition. How would you cope with the challenge of raising two special-needs children?[Read more…] about How to Cope with the Unthinkable