A Committee Is Formed

I didn’t know the five strangers at our dining room table before today. In listening to their concerns and passion – similar to mine – for the issues impacting our community, I felt empowered, supported, and ready to take on the world. Never before has what we’re doing been done, so it’s a really goodContinue reading “A Committee Is Formed”

Final Thoughts

Suicide notes, one of the final actions of a person’s life, have always interested me. I recently found a study that analyzed 23 suicide notes with the goal of adding to the literature on suicide prevention. The results showed that over 80% of the notes included shame, guilt, or an apology in their contents. WhichContinue reading “Final Thoughts”

Keep Your Head Up

While reading “Bumpy the Car” to my two and half-year-old daughter, Evelyn, I noticed the difference in her legs’ length. I’m used to seeing it by now in the skip-like nature of her run and the way her pant legs bunch. “This is not clubfoot.” The misdiagnosis by the midwife is a common one, andContinue reading “Keep Your Head Up”