Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

There’s something so exciting and anticipatory about traveling. There’s also so much about traveling that’s annoying (giant crowds, people who don’t understand Transportation Security Authority (TSA) lines, small airplanes and dirty airports), but I secretly love it. My partner and I pride ourselves on being airport professionals: packing light and slipping our shoes on and off in seconds. There’s something beautiful about being in transit, between the comfort of home and a new destination.

A chronic illness upended my life. I’m still trying to find a new normal.

Should I talk about my diagnosis on a first date? Tell my friends if I’m feeling particularly awful?

Since saying goodbye to my foster daughter, I’ve been in the throes of ambiguous grief. Here’s why it’s so complicated.

Everything in our home still reminds me of her, and I can’t bear to change a thing in her room