During life, we accumulate a lot of stuff, which is why self-help books like Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” are so enormously popular. Once our nooks and crannies are full, we search for an easy solution to cut the clutter.
On Feb. 25, my grandmother, Bernice Wilson, died. She was so much more than a grandmother. When I think of the term grandmother in the traditional sense, I think of the smell of fresh-baked cookies, gray hair, a big smile and a special love only available from a grandparent.
In a world blanketed by negativity, I was pleasantly surprised to find a pocket of positivity in the book “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than We Think” by Hans Rosling.
The book came to me via a recommendation from Bill Gates and his blog, GatesNotes.
I’m one of the millions of Americans who struggle daily with a mental health disorder. I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. It took many years and a whole lot of suffering to get a correct diagnosis. Through medication and talk therapy, the symptoms are muted, but definitely still present.