chaos-featured
How I Learned to Find Beauty in the Chaos
Melissa Camara Wilkins
By Melissa Camara Wilkins
2

When you go out of town, you don’t want to come home to a bowl full of rotten bananas. Bring them with you or give them to the neighbors, but don’t leave them sitting in the kitchen. I don’t have a lot of travel tips to offer, but I feel good about that one. So […]

remember-featured
What to Remember When You’re Devastated and Without Hope
Heather Avis
By Heather Avis
5

Sometime last month a newly expecting mother contacted me, scared out of her mind because the baby growing in her womb was diagnosed with Down syndrome. This is not a rare occurrence for me. You see, I’ve adopted two kids with Down syndrome, and for various reasons, people have decided that qualifies me to offer […]

tears-featured
The Beautiful Necessity of Tears
William Paul Young
By William Paul Young
6

I look back at my own story and I know there are times when I’ve shut down emotionally. You probably have too. It definitely seems easier to go through the most difficult parts of our lives on a sort of emotional autopilot. But here’s the thing: You can’t pick which emotions you shut down. It’s […]