Love, sex and death: What my fiancé’s death taught me about the afterlife

KAREN F. MCCARTHY JANUARY 16, 2017 5:30AM  "He isn't dead, he's right beside me" doesn't go over well, but this isn't grief-induced delirium, it's a full life Seeing the spirits of the dearly departed didn't bode well for me living a normal childhood. While it felt entirely natural to me, my toddler conversations with long-dead relatives didn't do much for my mother's nerves, and my introversion didn't win me many friends. Rare is the kid who loves to be weird,…

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

It seems every day we have a chance to start over.  We are told this and for some this is true. But for too many people the idea of starting over is just an unfathomable idea. Depression, anxiety, trauma and stress can imprison and blind people to the light of change. Every year in the United States alone, thousands of people decide to end their pain by completing suicide. Now that I have gone through the eye of the needle…

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