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How a School Teacher’s Wedding Became a Beautiful Lesson

On a gusty Friday afternoon, with our umbrellas in hand, my 8-year-old daughter and I braved unseasonal heavy downpours to attend a very special wedding. I remember, as an 8-year-old girl, being enthralled by everything to do with weddings. The flowers, the romance, the fairytales, and especially the bridal dresses. My daughter is just as fascinated with weddings, and was … Continue reading How a School Teacher’s Wedding Became a Beautiful Lesson

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Where Does the Mental Illness End and the Marriage Begin?

Don't listen to the songs. Don't hold on to the stories. Don't watch the movies, and don't believe the fairytales. Because in the real world, nobody gets a happily ever after. The real world is full of real people, and real people are never perfect. Marriage is never perfect. Yet so many of us continue to idolise a happily … Continue reading Where Does the Mental Illness End and the Marriage Begin?

“Love Our Vets – Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD”

"Love Our Vets" by Welby O'Brien - Book Review and Giveaway Offer When I'm faced with a new challenge, I automatically turn to books with the desire to educate myself. And prepare myself. But when my paramedic husband was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder five years ago, the idea of reading about the condition … Continue reading “Love Our Vets – Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD”