Moral Injury

by Rob Leathen "Moral Injury": A moral injury can occur when an individual has experienced a potentially injurious event by “perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing witness to, or learning about acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations” and the moral/ethical violation resulted in “lasting psychological, biological, spiritual, behavioral, and social impact” While not …

Human Kindness

by Peggy Sweeney I have been very blessed in my life to be able to be a small part of several human kindness professions. Everyday people who dedicate and risk their lives to protect, serve and care for others: law enforcement and correctional officers 911 emergency dispatchers firefighters (as of 2018, 67% were volunteer) pre-hospital …

Friend

  Don't tell me that you understand, don't tell me that you know, Don't tell me that I will survive or how I will surely grow. Don't tell me that this is just a test, that I am truly blessed. That I am chosen for this task, apart from all the rest. Don't come at …

Missing You

by Peggy Sweeney Author's Note: This is a story about my child who is estranged from his family.  In August of 1977, a baby was placed in my arms at Chicago's O’Hara Airport. Just four and half months old, he arrived from Seoul, Korea. He was the second of two babies my husband and I …