Find out what to say - and what not to say - to your friend who has just been diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease.

In addition to his looks, this dog won my heart with his tortured backstory. He's a little less moody than the fictional Heathcliff but just as possessive.

The reasons why our own world gets smaller during hard times is the same one, I imagine, that narrows people’s field of vision when someone they love dies, or they are faced with a serious illness. There are not that many people who understand what you are going through. The few who do are people you hold close.

welcome home

I remember well the house hunting process my husband and I embarked upon seventeen years ago. Giddy with the realization that houses would be a lot more affordable in Houston than they were in Austin, we cast a wide net. However, budget-wise, the sky was not the limit.