Ruby Is a Gem

If you know Ruby, then you definitely know Ruby IS a gem!

* Her real name, used with permission.



Today is Ruby’s day! It’s World Down Syndrome Day!  If you aren’t wearing fun and funky socks, go change them… Continue reading

No Shame in Having Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's overcomer Laura“There is no shame in having Alzheimer’s disease,” Laura* can confidently say after living with it for the last two and a half years.

* Her real name, used with permission.

Not being able to spell the word we or how to calculate the… Continue reading

Prayer Is a Mighty Thing

leslie-by-herselfLittle did Leslie* know when she met Grant for lunch to discuss a mutual friend that he would become her supportive companion during her journey of overcoming. Soon after their lunch meeting, Leslie and Grant began dating.

* Her real name, used with permission.

The… Continue reading

Loved the Feeling of Being Starved


Bridget in high school

Like every college freshman who adds the “freshman fifteen,” Bridget* began dieting and exercising her sophomore year. Before long the glamorous idea of getting healthy turned into an obsessive behavior. One that took over her life.

* Her real name, used… Continue reading

Nothing Is Impossible

Tracy before her diagnosis

Tracy before her diagnosis

When her doctor’s nurse called her and said, “You need to come in. Bring someone with you,” Tracy* felt certain the endoscopic test results weren’t going to be good news.

* Her real name, used with permission.

Causing Her Unusual Symptoms… Continue reading

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Melony Brown I have had numerous opportunities to hear stories about women who have faced life's tough challenges. My writing reflects the lessons I’ve learned from these amazing women.

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