My Soulmate Noname

By Cynthia O’Brien In 2016, I lost my soul mate cat. It brought me to my knees with grief. I was surprised by the intensity of something I had never experienced and I was not well for over a year. My sweet feral cat, Noname, who I had spent years taming and getting to...

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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...

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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 empty well,...

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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...

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Fate Deals The Hands

By Norma Alford Having survived breast and uterine cancer, I am occasionally asked how I coped. Although it has been almost twenty years since my ordeal began, I still have no definitive answer. I do know that fate sometimes deals us a hand we don't want to play. And...

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