Posts tagged Hope
The Alchemy of Love

Here in DC, the National Cathedral is a place of refuge and retreat and very beloved to me.  We come as pilgrims looking for rest and refuge. Notre Dame matters to art lovers, history lovers, architecture lovers, literature lovers, Paris lovers, French lovers. The destructive fire on Holy Week seems to only have made the pain more acute - for this is a week when we remember the shadows of life and the pain. Consider how lost and abandoned Jesus was.

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Why I Stay Alive

The other day I was scrolling through my favorite photos on my phone, and I rediscovered this quote I took a screen shot of back in December 2015. I loved the ideas and suggestions, but I had no idea who wrote it.  A little googling revealed that Matt Haig was the author. Inspired by his work, I made a list of reasons to stay alive. I encourage you to do so too.

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How to Help a Friend Who's Sick

I’ve had fibromyalgia since I was 34. When I turned 50, I marked that milestone with a celebration FOR my friends ― the people who hold my hand figuratively (and yes, sometimes literally). Because their love, support and understanding have kept me alive. When you have a chronic condition, friends are pivotal. Don’t have a clue how to help? Never fear; I’ve got 10 concrete suggestions.

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