I was raised to believe that everyone deserves a chance, I was to always help those in need, and that I should love my neighbors. Although I have now learned that many of the people who taught me these lessons did not exactly mean "everyone," the...
I was raised to believe that mental health is a burden to society. I have been told that I have no reason to feel anxious or upset because I have "everything that someone would want in life". I would get yelled at whenever I felt depressed...
Family looks like a sister who recently moved to Colorado, pregnant with twins and an already-mother of a three-year-old. A brother who loves animals and cries during a children's cartoon because the mother panda dies. A father who travels the world for work, whose heart longs...
My life right now ... "My company Madison Art Consulting enhances environments through artistic placements. What gets me out of bed in the morning is approaching every day with a sense of wonder knowing I will be meeting interesting artisans and clients and making a difference...
I'm letting go of the notion that I'll achieve happiness through material wealth. I'm working hard at a job I love; I'm able to support my family and still share precious moments with them. Being with my family and enjoying life is where I find happiness...
I took a risk when I had a child at the age of 19. At that time, the term out-of-wedlock was still widely used. I knew, while pregnant, that her father would probably not be a consistent figure in her life. I decided that the 9...
Most days I feel burdened by the inability to have what my parents had at my age. Between student loan debt, graduating during the Great Recession, and then my spouse losing their job due to the pandemic, it feels like we can never get ahead. I'm...
My life right now has been a lot different then I thought that it would be this year. COVID-19 has put a lot of my life on hold like the rest of the world. I describe myself as the poster child for a person who needs...
I never expected a racist attack on me way back in 2006 as I did my tai chi at the top of the stairs at Alum Creek. I was careful not to do it when it was crowded. It was sundown and hardly any other person...
Now is the time to do what has been scratching at your heart for years. You know, that little thing that pops up out of nowhere in the middle of a long conference call or drive to pick your kid up from school or when you...