This Time of Year Can Be Whatever You Want it To Be

Last year I started a podcast around this time and one of my first posts was about dealing with the holiday season when you are chronically ill, or if you like -- depressed, grieving, anxious, sick, tired and sick and tired. It's a tough time of year for a lot of us and now the …

Republican Intolerance: A New Diagnosis

Whenever I start seeing red, (pun intended) I get it down on paper.  So here we go… The past few weeks I have been forced to confront the fact that I have developed another disorder – Republican Intolerance.  It’s pretty bad.  So bad infact, that it might be untreatable…AND permanent. It all started when I …

Guest Post

Forgiveness: Making Friends with Time By Vinita Hampton Wright Marina Berzins McCoy’s new book, The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, may be one of the best resources for spiritual health available to people who are wounded. I have read various books on forgiveness over the years (We always need help with that, don’t we?) and will probably continue …

Vulnerability: The Other Unpopular Trait

On last week's podcast, I talked about how our limitations are not something to be ashamed of, but are part of our humanity -- things we need to accept or embrace. Society is often unaccepting of things like limitations. Another unpopular trait is vulnerability. And, I believe, in order to be truly accepting of our …

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

By Vinita Hampton Wright Thanksgiving will be different this year. As I write this, in early November, the United States is experiencing a new and frightening spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, along with a rising number of deaths due to the virus. My husband and I will not be traveling to sit at …

The Holidays and Chronic Illness (Podcast)

The holidays can be a tough time for people with a chronic illness. Obviously, this year will be different because of the pandemic. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family this holiday season for a happy and healthy celebration, for those that will be celebrating. https://anchor.fm/stephen-fratello/embed/episodes/The-Holiday-Episode-emmgmt

Biden Vows to Help the Disabled Community

Photo by Markus Spiske If you have anxiety and you also are really concerned about the state of our country, this week was likely not a good week for you. I know it wasn't for me. The cliffhanger experience of finding out who was going to lead our country into the future was excruciating. Personally, …

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