Growing Pains: Asking for Mercy

The Good Grief Network has exploded in the news this week! Did you see us on CBS News? For those of you new to our work, The Good Grief Network is run by LaUra Schmidt and Aimee Lewis Reau. We did not intend to start a business. We did not intend to get international...
Driving for Democracy

Driving for Democracy

LaUra Schmidt and I mailed out our applications for absentee ballots on the same day, in the same sized envelopes from the same post office. Her ballot came, mine didn’t. I assumed it was on the way. Election day inched closer and still no ballot. Friday before...
Natural Gratitude

Natural Gratitude

After I graduated with my undergraduate degree, I lived with retired Sisters of Mercy for a year while I tried to write a book about mental illness and spirituality. The experience so radically shifted my perspective that I abandoned work on the book, because I wasn’t...