Make something beautiful out of your life.

My youngest daughter is on her way…to a wonderful life of love and courage and tenacity. This is her blog about her upcoming 2 years in service of good with the Peace Corps in Peru.

Côte a Costa

My name is Abby Lee and I have recently started Pre-Service Training for the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer. I have been living in Perú for 21 days in a small town called Huascaran, near the capital city of Lima. This extraordinarily diverse country is divided into three main geographical elements: la Costa, la Sierra, and la Selva. Currently I am living in the coast, but I am definitely getting the itch to explore the mountains and the jungle, and see firsthand the varied topography of this country. There are two official languages in Perú, Spanish and Quechua, which is just one example of the cultural amalgamation of the European hegemony and the Incan Civilization. The current government is the Republic of Perú, a presidential representative democratic republic with a multi-party system that was founded the same year I was born – 1993.

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Taking notice of the hidden injury Awareness, better treatment of athletes’ mental health begins to take shape

Four-time Academic All-Big 10 honoree and defensive tackle Will Heininger’s biggest battle was not waged in the classroom or on the football field.

“I had emotional pain that was overwhelming; I would wake up, and from morning until I feel asleep — when I was able sleep — I had troubling thoughts that were utterly consuming,” said the 2011 Michigan honors graduate. “Not a minute would go by in a day, without my depression on my mind … this, this felt impossible.”

Gleason: Soudtrack of My Life


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This is an amazing and inspiring video, well worth a watch…start to finish. About a former New Orleans Saints football player’s struggle with ALS and his will to leave his young son with enough content via video journal that he would never feel he has not known his father. It makes you realize how fortunate you are–depression, anxiety, addiction can be managed and recovery is possible. Right now, this brave man is fighting against all odds. God Bless him and God Bless his son River.

Here’s the link to watch: