Milton Lopez Delgado
Dear Mom & Dad,

This is the first chance I had to write to you. I'm sorry if I made you worry. I want you to know that all is well and arrived safe and sound at Camp Heaven. Everything I see is more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. The trip seemed short. I got here almost as though no time had past at all since I fell asleep. I miss you... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Posted December 17, 2012 by Charlie Van Dyke in Life Challenges and Loss
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Melanie Biehle
From Huff Post

It's December 31, 2005. I'm on my way back to Seattle to live there for the third time, except now I'm on my own.

Just hours earlier I spent my last night in Los Angeles, watching Breakfast at Tiffany's on my laptop and eating pizza on the floor of my empty apartment. The next morning I had my last breakfast as a... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Therese J. Borchard
From Beyond Blue

We often reach out during the holidays to the poor and homeless — sponsoring a family during Christmas, or distributing toys to children without presents. However, we often forget those that suffer just as intensely within the walls of psych wards or prisons, the mentally ill that can be so awkward to visit.... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Erin Pavlina

After I wrote my last article What We Wish For which was all about choosing to be happy, someone asked me a great question. She wanted to know how to be happy when your current life situation wasn’t what you wanted it to be.

The answer is, it’s all about perspective and transition.

You’ll have to agree with me that some people’s... read more
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