God, I’m Stressed: Where’s The Chocolate?

God, I’m Stressed: Where’s The Chocolate?

Recently, I read an article by Harvard Health Publications that said severe stress causes people to increase their intake of high sugary and fatty foods. No disrespect to Harvard, but I could have told them this without the Ivy League degree. I feel this scientific fact anytime I have dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and find myself stuffed before the dessert menu is even out. Not that there is anything wrong with enjoying a hearty meal and/or...

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The Living Dead: A Wilted Woman

The Living Dead: A Wilted Woman

I was having one of those days when nothing seemed to be going as planned. I wanted to crawl back in bed so I could rise again to some other, new beginning. Just as I was having one of those mornings, for no apparent reason, a friend brought me a beautiful bouquet of roses, stargazers, and carnations. I inhaled their sweet fragrance and cut the stems at an angle so they’d absorb the water and nutrient packet I poured into the vase. And day by...

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Holding out for his Hero

Holding out for his Hero

It was September 11, 2010 when Melinda realized a twin engine plane had flown straight into the heart of her family. She was pumping gas when her daughter called notably upset, asking her to come home. Melinda’s son needed some files from his dad’s computer and while searching for the documents, the son found disturbing websites and images. Distraught, he confided in his sister, and they decided they had to tell their mom. Melinda pulled into...

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