Miracle Boy Riley O'Brien Receives Heart and Lung Transplants

Editor's note: Riley O'Brien was born with a seeming death sentence, diagnosed with a rare heart defect known as heterotaxy syndrome and congenital heart disease. Doctors gave him a 50/50 chance of living to his first birthday; he is now four. Read his family's amazing journey here, and how you can help. –- Judy ...more
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Depression is a Lying Bastard

 The Bloggess said it best. Depression is a lying bastard.I’ve found myself struggling with another “episode” lately. It started a couple weeks ago – sneaking up on me when I wasn’t paying attention. I don’t think you’d really notice by looking at me. I’m still fully functional.But those close to me did start thinking I was acting a little off. I was being weird(er)....more

Dark Days

Some days are hard, and you think you might not make it through the day.  Stress and boredom mixed with anxiety and guilt.  Sprinkle that with annoyed and lonely and you have my day today.  I'm not sure exactly how to make it better, except by writing this.  And it helps.  It helps to talk to you, whoever you are....more

FOG

Dear Ones: This will probably be the most vulnerable post I have ever written. Recently I have been hit by a major faith wound. A wave of weariness has almost drowned me....more

When Emotional Eating Is Not An Option

I've been fortunate enough to have had very little stress in my life over the last three years. That's not to say there haven't been difficult times, but overall my daily life is mercifully low-maintenance. That is, until a few months ago. ...more

I struggle with emotional eating and am right in the middle of trying to conquer the demon. ...more