How Photography Saved My Life After The Loss Of My Wife

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 He lost the love of his life. Little did he realize how a hobby would help him heal.  —- Everyone experiences events over the course of life that alters not only their thinking but also future actions. Most remember with vivid detail watching the Twin Towers collapse in New York City. Those in their 50’s […]

A Note To The Good Man I Married

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Shanna Anderson has a few things her husband needs to know and they can help any blended family.

4 Things I Learned About Life After My Grandfather’s Suicide

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Despite its brutal tragedy, there are important lessons to be learned from a grandfather’s beautiful life and death.

I Found My Biological Father Four Years After His Death

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I searched for my biological father for years with no luck. Until that one phone call in 2008 changed it all.

Remembering Reverend Clementa Pickney

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A letter to one of the nine lost in Charleston.

How Do We Find Perspective in the Wake of Tragedy?

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His grandfather was his hero. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he was crushed. When he committed suicide, he was broken. Here’s how he healed.

Reconciling the Cruelty of Life

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No matter the situation, you always have two options. You either give up or you get on with your life. You either live or you die.

Tree of the Apple

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Kelly DuMar masterfully captures “the holy moment that saves your life” in this deceptively simple prose poem.

What Father’s Day is Like for Someone Without a Father

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Father’s Day is especially difficult for those of us whose dads have passed away. But it can still be a time for remembering the lessons and legacy our fathers left behind.

My Family has Been Scattering My Dad’s Ashes all Around the World for Three Years

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I hope that he knows, because he would just get the biggest kick out of it.

Goodnight Moon

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Equal parts lullaby and elegy, James Arthur’s poem is for children present and past.

Lessons from a 94 Year Old Lover

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“Connect with others first, then worry about the details.”

What If You Had No Tomorrow?

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Ty Phillips confronts the ultimate question.

Money And Relationship: Navigating Dangerous Waters

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When you have money problems, you are going to have relationship problems – count on it.

A Cool Mountain Mourning

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Maybe I gasped, maybe I cursed. I don’t remember. But I do remember looking at my infant son’s face as I felt life and death slam together in a disorienting collision.

L’Chaim: The 18th Anniversary of the Day I Was Nearly Murdered

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Exactly 18 years ago on this day, I nearly died. A somewhat morbid reflection on everything that has happened since.