A Veteran Traveler’s Roadmap to Resilience

By Caryn M. Sullivan I’d just made my First Communion when the woman who gave me life betrayed my trust and eroded the foundation that should be afforded to every child. Under the auspices of taking a vacation, my beautiful, brilliant, willful mother loaded our...

Carried Away

By Kara Paige My father committed suicide. He took with him a healthy body but a diseased mind. A mind that was under the command of manic-depression. It was classic: Cycles of euphoria then depths of despair, often coupled with psychosis and suicidal ideation. While...

What You Think, You Are

By “C” “You’re not what you think you are, but what you think, you are!” This quote by the late American psychologist, William James, is one of my favorites for handling the aftermath of grief. The loss of a loved one can feel like you have fallen into an...

Wonder Woman

By Kay Lynn Means Darling Growing up in East Texas in the 70s may have had its own challenges. But, for Kay Lynn, it meant a chance for her to do something that many women had not done before. By 1975 at the age of 19, Kay Lynn found herself divorced and in need of a...