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Kleenex and a Hug, Please
Someone once told me, “If you are with a person who is crying, do not hand them a Kleenex.” Surprised, I questioned why? He said, “because that signals to them that you want them to stop crying.” Really? Please listen to this: If your friend (or loved one) is crying and their eyes and nose […]
The Nature of Dis Order
Trigger Warning: Mention of intense body image I’ve reached the point where ‘Wow! You look amazing! I can definitely tell you’ve lost weight’ Isn’t a compliment anymore But on the exterior I’m not the type of girl you question So you say “how did you do it” And instead slapping on the reality of the […]
Kids Can Handle the Truth
I lied to my daughter. She asked me, while we were standing on the shoreline of the ocean, “What if I get stung by a Man o’ War?” To which I quickly replied, “You won’t”. I wanted her to be brave. I didn’t want her to be afraid or scared of the ocean like I […]
I Have Been Married for 57 Years, But . . .
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When Someone You Love is in Pain
By: Colleen Arnold, MD Pain is a universal experience. Whether it is the temporary hurt of a broken ankle or something more permanent like arthritis, every single human being suffers it at some point in their lives. There is no such thing as a pain-free life this side of heaven. It can be physical, mental, […]
Stand up Before the Gray Head
God tells us, “You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man (or woman), and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:32 Maybe I like this strong directive from God because at this point in my life I am a “gray head.” (More like “white […]
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