Pregnancy Help Center Policy

Most pregnancy centers have policy manuals that dictate how volunteers and staff treat clients , guests and each other. They provide helpful ways of supporting women to choose life in unplanned or crisis situations. Some may even have a section about how to communicate with...

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Lyme Life ~ Recreation

Recreation is so important. It's in the top ten most important things to know. Number four of the ten commandments tells us to set aside one day per week to rest. This is after the pattern of creation itself.On the first day, God said, "Let...

Verbal Gymnastics are Killing US

From the beginning of time, truth has been twisted to deceive us and kill, steal, and destroy human beings.It is the word substitutions and the semantics that cause the trouble. Words have meaning. When we attach an alternative meaning or a vague attributes to common...

Lyme Life ~Testing Boundaries

I've been sick as long as I can remember. For so much of my life, doctors told me I was stressed. So, I pressed through. I went to work part-time, raised my children, kept the house, maintained my marriage, and managed to do a great...

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Dealing with Emotional Triggers

Trigger is a popular buzz word. From college campuses to social media, you can see trigger warnings or trigger alerts for loads of situations. There has been widening research about the brain and how we process and store information. The mind:body connection is receiving much attention.Neurotransmitters...

Men and Abortion

The first time I talked with a man about his abortion story, he was calling me in a full-blown panic. His girlfriend was scheduled to have an abortion in the morning and he wanted to know what he could do about it.I had the very...

Who’s the Hero?

At the SCORRE Conference this week, I gave three speeches. The first one was pretty much upon arrival. So, I didn't know the people I was speaking to. More importantly, I was unprepared and exhausted.My coach got up, his eyes welled up, put his hand on...

Organ Donation for the Youngest Babies

Have you heard of three parent babies? Apparently, this has been going on for years.Two or more children are created. The fertilized eggs are evaluated and the nucleus (the DNA) of one deemed "defective" or "undesirable" is removed and the nucleus of another is then...

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Lyme Life ~ Travel Tips

Traveling with Lyme can be tough. Lymies have developed ways to manage symptoms ranging from brain fog to severe, migrating joint pain and everything in between.Chronic Lyme Disease or Neurological Lyme is often misunderstood and often we try to keep it from the people around...