The true comfort in my life with new limitations, constant medications, and treading through treatment and doctor appointments, does not always exist with the sunrise or the night sky, but rather, my little Beagle, always by my side, hogging the bed or demanding to be the little spoon as we snuggle until we are finally at rest.
The Painting Table allowed the citizens of Newtown to explore grief and hope -- without boundaries. When hurt is shared, even if it is with paints or canvas, healing can begin.
I remembered why I went traveling in the first place. To see new things, of course, but also to see what I was made of. So I may move a little more slowly, perhaps with a bit more caution, but off we go. I will not let cancer get my goat.
This is the amazing story of my mother, a child survivor of the Holocaust, retold in its entirety -- I just shortened 80 years to 1,000 words
Military working dogs -- or dogs in general -- and young children seeing their military parents (sometimes for the first time) return home from military assignments are some of my favorite subjects.
I am feeling my way here in a world that does not provide a manual for how you tell your kid they have Down syndrome.
I'm in therapy to cope with PTSD, which I have as a result of childhood sexual abuse. Harley is not a certified therapy dog -- he is simply my therapist's dog -- but he's been sitting in on my sessions for almost two years now. His presence is a comfort. But it wasn't always.
I am a 10-month-old baby and I write because my mother has been sending out my "Christmas List" to people, and her list does not in any way represent the things I really want. I could give two s#*ts about receiving stacking cups.
Dear Prudence, I was wondering, how do cats have such powerful intuition? I have congenital heart disease, and get frequent random illnesses and migraines. Faith knows how much pain I am in and never leaves my side. How does she know to do this?
Lapsed Catholic, atheist and people of other religions have all declared themselves a fan of this Pope. And, as a Baptist minister so have I. Pope Francis is the religious figure that the world has been waiting for.
This is the heart of the idea of the "If only for a second" project -- to spread smiles and happiness.
My dogs through their behavior have spent quite a bit of time training me to be a good and patient mom, and yours probably have, too.
It is my fervent hope that my students will go on to help lead our country. They understand that decency is fundamental to true success.
Each and every one of these women is included because she is noteworthy -- a cutting-edge artist or writer, a revolutionary who is upending her community's and the world's limited notions of what a Muslim woman is capable of doing, a pioneer fighting for women's and girls' rights.
You don't have to make a huge commitment to reap a big payoff for your family -- and those in need.