Saying Goodbye to Our Beloved Dog

Today was the first morning in twenty-three years that I awoke at home without the presence of a dog to greet me. I was filled with dread as I entered the kitchen, knowing full well that if I were to call out my usual greeting—“hey, buddy”—there would be no reply in...

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Kay Warren: You’re Never the Same

Kay Warren: You’re Never the Same

It was a privilege meeting Kay Warren, who was in Memphis last week to speak to approximately 500 mental health professionals and community leaders about depression, grief and choosing joy in the face of overwhelming loss. I was eager to hear her message since...

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I Still Love Nancy Drew

I Still Love Nancy Drew

Even as a very young child, I loved the feeling of being transported by a book. Not surprisingly, the Nancy Drew mysteries were among my favorites. I’ll never forget the day I discovered the series lined up on a shelf in the back of my third-grade classroom. The...

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