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To be fair, the combination of the mechanic's lack of training, the company's use of tribal knowledge with employees, instead
I managed to scrounge up some freelance projects. But was too traumatized to pursue another full-time position. And all that
When their brother died the three of us cocooned in our little condo for three months. We laughed, we cried, we hurt and
So many people have told me they admire my strength. I brushed that off for a long time, saying I'm not strong, merely that
Hal was my rock and my lover as well as my best friend. I couldn't imagine life without him and though our marriage was not
A decade later, and nearly two weeks before my 42nd birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My first thought was, "I
About six months after Mikal's death it was discovered my mother's breast cancer had come back and had spread. She had about
"Grief is like a photograph," my grief counselor told me. If you take a bright, vibrant, sharp photograph and seal it away
No one ever thinks they will be the one to hear those words. I can assure you I did not.   And as with most cases where one's
Fortunately I was in therapy at the time, and in addition I had my tight-knit group of guys who supported and sustained me
It has been a tough battle because some people, of course, were not always kind with their comments towards us. But the incredible
"It is okay to be sad," my friend told me 30 years after the birth of her own stillborn daughter, "but not forever." It has
I wrote a book called "Taking A Detour" about my story that will be published in about a month so others can be inspired
From fatherless to forgiveness and from forgiveness to fearless is how I would personally describe my survival story. My
I blindly trusted my doctors, while believing my mystery condition would kill me before they'd figure it out. Then, cancer
The water was everywhere. I had to park at the end of the street and leave my 3-month-old daughter to wade through the water that was icy cold to get to my house. When I walked in, I could hear water rushing into the basement.
I am a caregiver for my partner who has become housebound and bedridden due to an incurable "invisible" disease. I too live
I can't really explain how my pregnancy taught me to eat intuitively until you understand why eating was such a big deal
Share your story and the lessons you have learned in your journey. As a fighter and as a survivor, you are learning some
Aside from the cancer, I have a little bladder disease. One day, I found myself admitted to my local hospital to get treatment