Tackle Addiction from All Angles

Our family lived in Boca Raton, Florida, for a decade. While there, a friend of mine had her second baby — and was blind-sided by severe postpartum depression. Now I'd seen a number of people who'd been diagnosed as being mild to moderately depressed. They were...

Natural Healing

Over the past couple of months I've dropped ten pounds using a “slow carb” diet. But, once again, I'm kind of stuck. So I started looking into supplements — vitamins and minerals — that might often be deficient in those who have trouble losing weight. The...

Stay Out of the Hospital

It's fine. Really. I didn't want April anyway. On August 6 (Saturday night, day before Easter), I took Samson to an after hours clinic. He'd come down with the flu Thursday evening, but seemed to be on the mend. When he started throwing up again, I wanted to have him...

Cures or Quackery

Years ago I had an acquaintance who was always trying to get me on her latest diet du jour. Forget the fact that I was slim and she was heavy. Forget the fact that I was healthy and she was not. No matter how I approached it, she was sure that she knew the cure to all...

Eating the Cake

As I write, I'm sitting in the gorgeous Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City. I just finished speaking on “Monetizing a Blog” at the Story@Home Conference. Now that's all well and good, but I'll save that story for PopCre.net. What I want to...