- This thought came to me as I was preparing for my day. I made a conscious decision after prayer to not watch the news as I had done the day before. Why? I noticed watching the news had put me in an unhealthy mindset. The news reminded me of the uncertainty that greets us every morning, the pain of significant loss, and the challenges still ahead. These overwhelming thoughts were not only stressful, they were paralyzing. I AM NOT SHIELDED FROM PERSONAL CHALLENGES Even as a mental health professional, I am affected by the

After a run on a cold rainy day-Angela T. Moore In the 10th grade, I went out for the high school track team. This was after a period of grieving that had left me feeling hopeless and alone. For years I had struggled with not having a relationship with my father. My mother had died from a massive stroke. I was separated from my brothers, and though it may seem silly to some, I was grieving over a dog that I had been forced to abandon. I was living in a home