Anger, Emotions, Fear, Relationships, Worry

Clarissa’s Story: Pride and the Pursuit of Protection

From the beginning of the pandemic, I have taken this virus seriously. I went to a wedding the weekend that Illinois schools closed and then quarantined for two weeks in the event that I might have caught the virus. I didn’t want to inadvertently get anyone sick, especially my family. Even as things opened up, my husband and… Read More Clarissa’s Story: Pride and the Pursuit of Protection

Anger, Emotions, Family, Fear, Grief and Sadness, Relationships

Sandy’s Story: Battling Bitterness While Missing Family

The 2020 holiday season is here and I’m wondering, “Should we get together with family? What about friends? Will I get to be with my grandchildren?” We had plans for out-of-town guests to come for Thanksgiving, but that changed at the last minute because of a family member being exposed to COVID-19. Even though I know it… Read More Sandy’s Story: Battling Bitterness While Missing Family

Anger, Emotions, Family, Fear, People Pleasing, Politics, Relationships, Worry

Sandy’s Story: Facing Differing Political Views with Family

I bit my tongue and responded very little as I listened to my family member’s perspective, realizing we had very different views on some of the things happening in our current culture. But the next day I kept replaying in my mind the previous night’s phone conversation. “How could he take that position on these… Read More Sandy’s Story: Facing Differing Political Views with Family