3 May, 2016

Letter To A Reader: Healing After Miscarriage

  (By Danny) To anyone experiencing miscarriage or loss... ----------- My Dear Friend, I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this. As soon as I read your email my mind immediately went to the night we went out for dinner and first heard the news you were [...]

6 Jan, 2016

Is There Good In All Things?

(By Danny) The phrase "everything happens for a reason" is a phrase I don't really like. Perhaps there is truth in the phrase, but if there is, it is a very poor way to express it. It is often spoken by someone who has experienced pain, but with the benefit [...]

26 Aug, 2015

Wise Words From Funny Man, Stephen Colbert

Photograph by Sebastian Kim of GQ (By Danny) Have you seen the recent GQ article featuring Stephen Colbert? We had two readers send it our way, and for good reason, too. It shows a side of Colbert most people probably don't know exists. It speaks of deep joy being born out [...]

24 Aug, 2015

A Message by Text

We know firsthand that sometimes life can throw you curveballs. Major ones. I know those times can be really, really hard to face. But I want to say - there is HOPE. For you. And you. And you. It is often in complete darkness that we can begin to see [...]

17 Apr, 2015

When A Baby Passes

  (from Danny) I just learned of a friend's loss. A baby was born, and a short time later passed. There was hope and anticipation...now there is loss. Friends and family are coming together to support, to help, to strengthen, to love. My guess is loving and kind words are [...]

20 Mar, 2015

The Power Of One

What happens when a single person digs deep, pushes through pain and loss and challenge, and overcomes? How does that change their own life, their perspective, their attitude? How is that likely to influence their family, friends, and those closest to them? How often does one person's transformation spread well [...]

12 Mar, 2015

Isn’t Anger Healthy?

from Danny We've been asked this question a number of times. It usually takes the form of "but isn't anger a healthy part of the healing process?" or something like it. We get the question a lot in part because of our stance that love and anger, hope and fear, [...]

30 Jan, 2015

A Heart at Peace

By Danny Last week on the post One Key To Developing Compassion for the Offender, somebody had a great question/comment. You can read the full comment here, but it can be summed up as follows: "If we don't call people out on bad, rude, unkind behavior, then I feel like [...]

29 Jan, 2015

If Your Child or Sibling is Getting a Divorce…

Artwork by Sandy Welch Often times, Danny and I have been able to speak with dear families who have a son or daughter or a sibling who is going through a divorce. We know how painful and sad this time can be. My #1 advice to family members: Do not spew [...]

24 Jun, 2014

When Your Religion Disappoints You

The recent news about some excommunications in the Mormon church has occupied my heart and mind for the last many days. I am heart sick at the news. I love people who have opinions and share them. I love people who are willing to be true to themselves. I love [...]