My Daily Practice For Facing Down Fear

How do you deal with fear? This is the question I’m asked more than others. It makes sense. After facing my mortality, fear became a regular—albeit unwelcome—factor in my daily life. It paralyzed me. I couldn’t eat. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t think or function beyond the terrifying “What if … ?” After all, this human life supplies good […]

How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

A Guest Post & Giveaway by Sarah Beckman

During the five years my best friend Kelley battled cancer, we had an unspoken agreement to walk on Wednesdays.  On the track or treadmill, in the neighborhood or around the lake, at the hospital or at the gym, if it was Wednesday, we walked. In the same years Kelley endured extensive cancer treatments I underwent […]

Finding the Courage to Live Broken

It was a movie of fragments. Broken pieces, not neat-and-tidy characters and happily-ever-after storylines. It was a hard movie to watch, I admit. A movie that made movie-goers uncomfortable. I loved it. The movie? Manchester By The Sea. It’s a story of Lee Chandler, a hard-working handyman, and his sixteen-year-old nephew, Patrick. Two young men separated by a generation and […]

Shutting Off Worry To Finally Sleep

Guest Post by Author Kelly Balarie

My mind raced 100-miles an hour. All I could think as I laid, dead weight on my bed, was what I should have done differently the past 24 hours. That – and everything bound to go wrong come tomorrow. It’s no wonder I couldn’t fall asleep. I replayed my actions, my inactions and every infraction, […]

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