The Five Minute Challenge

by Rebecca Richardson

Loosing someone you love is like standing in the tracks as a freight train barrels into your soul, leaving your heart in fragments.  It's sadness so overwhelming you feel your tears may form a river that will carry you away on waves of grief. It's righteous anger at everyone; God, yourself, the person who left you behind. It's questioning everything and anything. The Would, Coulda, Shoulda thoughts invading your...

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The DogTer Will See You Now...

Let's Talk About Vets (Care that is)
by Rebecca Richardson

Every pet owner knows that visits to the vet are inevitable. Whether it's a routine check up or for an emergency; having a good rapport with your vet is vital. Today we will take a look at the basic things ALL owners should know about keeping their dogs as healthy as 

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Out of the Shadows

Let's Talk About Anxiety and Depression
by Rebecca Richardson

The recent passing of Robin Williams has brought the topic of mental illness into the forefront of the societal conversation. For days after his death, newscasters, psychiatrists, colleagues and friends all speculated as to the “why”. Why would someone with...

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My Mother's Keeper

Life with a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
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y: Rebecca Richardson

It's 7 a.m. and the phone by my bedside is ringing. There is no need to look at the caller Id. Almost two years of daily phone calls tells me exactly who will be on the other line.

“Good morning mother,” I say.

“Good morning my daughter.  Are you coming over today?”...

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IL English Bulldog Rescue

Happy Tails and Happy Homes
by Rebecca Richardson

This month we are going to feature a breed specific rescue working throughout IL and surrounding states. Illinois English Bulldog Rescue (IEBR) was founded in 2009 to rescue pure bred English Bulldogs from shelters, puppy mills, and owner surrender. Their mission is to find great people for wonderful dogs. For the past 5 years they have made this dream a reality and placed hundreds of English bulldogs in their...

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