My Weight and Body Image Battle

My Weight and Body Image Battle

If I had a nickel for every time I felt shitty about myself because of my weight, I would be rich. Filthy, stinkin’ rich. Like, Bill Gates rich.  Feeling unhappy with my body and my weight has been a running loop both in the background and in the forefront of my...
No One Told Me This Could Happen

No One Told Me This Could Happen

By Kristina A little over three years ago, I endured the toughest trial of my adult life.  There’s not a birth or baby class detailed enough to prepare someone for the mental health challenges that I was about to come up against. I wasn’t even slightly aware of...
Tales From Mars, My Journey with Breast Cancer

Tales From Mars, My Journey with Breast Cancer

By Rene’ It’s my desire that you receive this blog as a gift to carry in your heart.  This is my journey with breast cancer; dealing with the diagnosis, the disease, the recovery, my relationships, and my own self-discovery.   One in eight American...
My Hero

My Hero

by Courtney If you ask any young kid at some point in their life, “Who is your hero?” or “Who is the most influential person in your life,” nine times out of ten they will answer with pure confidence, “My Mom”.  I am no different, even at the age of forty; my...
Clarity

Clarity

By Sarah My friends suspected. My husband knew. My children knew. They begged me to stop. At first, I didn’t want to stop, and then I couldn’t stop. It wasn’t that I wouldn’t, I couldn’t.   My life was ugly. I couldn’t tell the difference between up and...
Dirty Secrets

Dirty Secrets

When my husband and I were dating, we smoked cigarettes and drank booze. We were young, that’s what young people did. Thank God it didn’t take long for me to lose my taste for the cancer sticks. We drank socially, mostly on weekends, but I guess I do recall a bottle...