A terrible way to die
(Readers’ note: The following is not a sunshine and flowers musing.) There are so many ways of dying. There is a multitude of illnesses that can cause it. There are various ways of dying in accidents – cars, trains or planes as they say. One may be the victim of a violent crime which results in murder. It may be just a matter of old age and our bodies wearing out. In all those...
Actress Mariette Hartley has had a front-row seat to some of the best and some of the worst that life has to offer. She explains why she chose to speak out about her struggles with mental health, alcoholism and a divorce and why she's never been happier.
Stand Against Bullying
Some of you may have watched the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode this past Fri. on ABC. For those of you who didn't, it was about a woman whose 11 yr. old son committed suicide in 2009, after being continually bullied at school. We all know that this is not the first time we've heard of this happening....but with help from everyone around the country....maybe we can...
Judy Collins Gives Hope to the Hopeless
Judy Collins is one of our most beloved singers, yet she's never tried to shield her personal struggles from her adoring fans. Now in her 70s, she's still making new music, staying in shape and helping others see the hope when all seems hopeless.
He's famous for teaching and rehabilitating "untrainable" dogs through his self-taught methods, but what happened when he needed to learn some important lessons in his own life? Cesar Millan describes how he learned to move on from depression.
Perfection - the myth continued
I first read the following poem in high school,
oh so many years ago. It stayed with me
as a reminder of what life really is like.
What it said to me is that there is no such thing as a perfect life, or
by extension, a perfect family. They are
myths created in Hollywood. To the
outsider, what is seen most times is a facade, as real as those perfect homes
on perfect streets that are so...
His wife left him and his best friend died. Instead of drowning in depression, Neil Pasricha started taking note of all the awesome things about life. Find out how you too can start appreciating simple, universal joys.
Restless Leg Syndrome
I’ve had restless legs syndrome (RLS) for 4 years and it’s keeping my husband awake, and I’m so tired during the day I can’t function. My doctor is sick of me, and wants to try Horizant now, since Requip and Mirapex didn’t work. Should I try? --T.N., Centennial Colorado
Dear T.N., Your doctor is sick of you? After 4 years and all the money you’ve paid,...