Charlie Van Dyke
Dear -----,

Fourteen years ago, I was preparing to marry you. I was so excited but, even more, I was so sure. Sure that we were so good together. Sure that we would continue to weather any storm. Sure that we would be together forever.

My belief in our marriage lasted until the day you left. I remember my shock, my disbelief so clearly. I couldn'... read more
John Cross
By Adrienne (Cross) Crawford: "Wounded Healers"

On August 14, 2008 my husband, David, and I welcomed our first born son into the world. We spent months praying for the child God was knitting in my womb - anticipating the joys of parenting - dreaming of baseball games or ballet lessons. Like many expectant parents you begin to wonder what your chil... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Erin Pavlina
From erinpavlina.com

In many of the readings I do, my clients ask me what their life purpose is. It’s one of my favorite questions because, really, who doesn’t want to know why they incarnated!

But sometimes people fear they have no purpose. So I want to explain what I’ve encountered so you get a better understanding of this thing... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Therese J. Borchard
From Beyo9nd Blue

I’ve been repeating to myself lately something my therapist said in our session last month: “You can’t unlearn your progress.” Meaning, I can take a few steps backwards in my recovery from depression and anxiety, but that doesn’t erase all the lessons, skills, and wisdom acquired in my past.

Those words ar... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Gretchen Rubin
From Happiness Project

Eight tips for finding the right thing to say in a difficult situation.

I often feel like I don’t know the right thing to say. I’ll be desperate to find the right words, but in a tough situation, I just don’t know what to say to make a person feel better. I often find myself switching the topic of the conv... read more
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