Love First | Lorah Feldman

“Love first, ask later.” Take a moment to let that sink in. It seems like now, more than ever, there is so much fear, anger, and pain in the world. Wars are being waged overseas. Our sense of security is being threatened. People attempt to take their own lives because they can’t see past the […]

The Groundbreaking Importance of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) | by Alexa Moody

Young boy sitting on abandoned steps looking at cell phone

Tonight, January 17th 2017, I had the opportunity to attend a community event hosted by Mission Central and Communities In Schools of PA revolving around a documentary called Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. This documentary outlined the groundbreaking discovery of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their effects on the health […]

My Mother Was An Alcoholic | Andrea Kemble

My mother was an alcoholic. She would have never agreed with that statement. She drank daily and I don’t remember a day that I did not see a beer sitting next to her. Because of this, my parents fought almost daily. According to the Mayo Clinic, a drinking problem is classified as having trouble controlling […]

Springtime Sadness | Eric Harkreader

T.S. Eliot, one of Western civilization’s greatest contemporary poets, once began his famous ode The Wasteland with the line, “April is the cruelest month.” For Eliot, who famously struggled with depression and what he self-diagnosed as “abulia,” or lack of will, the promise of spring was much darker and more complicated than sheer joy at […]