On Loneliness

The research is in. Loneliness isn’t just a case of the sniffles that can be cured by a singing Hallmark card. It’s associated with increased risk of heart disease, higher rates of inflammatory disease, and diminished immune function. According to a team of psychological researchers out of the University of Michigan, loneliness has a stronger […]

Is It a Relapse?

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I thought I would republish this piece from July, 2007 in case you happen to be relapsing right now. *** My very savvy editor constantly reminds me to write from where I am. Today that place is scary. I’m at the edge of the Black Hole, and the power of its suction has me crouched […]

God’s Love Is Enough

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Most of the time I’m perfectly happy to be as transparent as I am online and in print. I have great days like the one last week when the mayor recognized me at a coffee shop and told me his wife loved my book and I returned home only to read an unexpected kind and […]