As I write this, the headlines of the news in recent weeks have talked about climate change, the evolving and adapting virus, the rise and fall of the stock market, and so many other changes occurring every day.  Social media is an overwhelming cascade of change highlighting new jobs, births, engagements, marriages, divorces, new homes,Continue reading “Permanence”

Fear of a Name Increases Fear of the Thing Itself

SUICIDE – the scary word that seems to be hard, awkward, and taboo to talk about but why? Why are people scared to bring up suicide and why are others scared to have it brought up to them? Is it because talking about it makes it seem more real? Or is it because we areContinue reading “Fear of a Name Increases Fear of the Thing Itself”

Bad, Bad Times & How It Got Better Again

     I still remember the summer my life fell apart.         I’d been living away from my home, the UK, to teach in South Korea for about a year. My fiancé was about to move in and I was ready for another spectacular Korean summer: day-drinking, sight-seeing, and the kind of luscious heat we neverContinue reading “Bad, Bad Times & How It Got Better Again”

Proud to Be An Ally

I am very proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I have grown up in a very open-minded environment and was lucky to be exposed and educated on this community. My high school provided us with enough information about it to be an ally and show support towards others.  With that said, PrideContinue reading “Proud to Be An Ally”

Chatting from Alex’s Eyes: Part 2

I’ve been a volunteer for as long as I have for a lot of different reasons. At the end of the day, my thought is that I can’t imagine not doing this. As if my life wouldn’t be as fulfilled, though I do have a life outside of IMAlive. It’s just part of my weekContinue reading “Chatting from Alex’s Eyes: Part 2”

Chatting from Alex’s Eyes: Part 1

With every hour I volunteer at IMAlive,  I get more stories and more new difficult and heart breaking situations a person’s life can be in. Every story is worth our attention. With some, we connect more because of our personal experience while some we feel the hurt so much it seeps right through the lettersContinue reading “Chatting from Alex’s Eyes: Part 1”