By Terin Marlae Benavente | Featured Contributor
Not long ago, I had a critical yet honest conversation with my mother. During this conversation, she mentioned several times how now, at the age of 61, she feels she missed out on certain parts of her life. As the eldest daughter, I not only must listen with an open heart but truly understand her as a friend and confidant. While this may seem easy for some, it has been hard to step out of my comfort zone and respond from two very different perspectives. But this has been long overdue since her best friends in life (her sister and mother) passed away just eight years apart.
Continue reading “Yes, You Are More Than Just a Mom. No, You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty”
By Cara Amy Goldthorpe | Featured Contributor
I would always be there,
waiting in the heavens above;
watching over your
tender, child’s body
whispering in your ear
and reminding you
that you are loved,
you are held
by the Universe itself
by a force so deep
you cannot even
begin to comprehend.
Continue reading “A Conversation with My Higher Self [a poem]”
By Don P. | Featured Contributor
I had a heart transplant in 2007. But I suppose I can’t really explain what my rebirth has been like until I told you what my “old” life was like to some degree.
Therefore, here is my story…
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By Natalie Rabinowitz | Featured Contributor
Life has ups and is a journey.
Life has downs and challenges us.
And with that, it is how we weather the storm
that allows us to come through strong as a rock.
Experiences that make us resilient,
builds character, gives us wisdom.
And we continue;
as life has ups
and life has downs.
Continue reading “Strength [a poem]”
By Kevin Alexander | Featured Contributor
That was the last thing that went through my head before my life was upended. In the time it will take you to read this sentence, I had gone from having a great game to blowing out my knee.
This is the story of my road back…and how it can help you.
Continue reading “From Zero to 5K: How to Get Back on Track After an Injury”
By Navnidhi Vyas | Featured Contributor
Words can touch and soothe the soul
Words can heal others and ourselves
Words can do miracles
Words can move mountains of misery
Continue reading “The Magic of Words [a poem]”