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5 Things To Remember When You’re Dating Someone With Hearing Loss

This article was originally written for and originally published on Elite Daily.  Anyone with hearing loss can tell you it’s not easy. As if dating wasn’t already complicated enough, add on the additional hurdles of not being able to hear, understand or function like a normal hearing person. Love is a powerful thing, but when you… Continue reading 5 Things To Remember When You’re Dating Someone With Hearing Loss

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Hearing Aids and Dating

I was recently emailing with one of you this week and an interesting topic came up: dating with hearing aids. It made me stop and think before responding, because hearing aids are a really personal thing - your hearing loss is a personal thing - and it may not be something you want to share on a… Continue reading Hearing Aids and Dating

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Dating With Hearing Loss

"What did you say?" "It's nothing. Never-mind." "No, tell me. You know it really pisses me off when you do that." "Just let it go. It wasn't important." It's always important. Anyone with hearing loss can tell you how difficult it is to converse with others, how self-defeating, physically exhausting and excruciatingly painful it is… Continue reading Dating With Hearing Loss

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An Unbroken Chain: Forgiveness is Easy, Forgetting is Hard

It stares at me from the darkness, ever watchful and aware. There are times I forget It's presence and walk blissfully unaware for hours, days, sometimes even months. Life becomes indescribably beautiful, full of light, joy and opportunity. Life is not tainted with worry, sorrow or fear, and it is not consumed by the instances of… Continue reading An Unbroken Chain: Forgiveness is Easy, Forgetting is Hard

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Anger: The Little Black Box Inside

Anger is such a delicate passion. It is volatile, and yet, it is as fragile as glass, its very membrane broken with the slightest touch. Guilt and fear prey upon anger, drinking its fire until nothing but ashes are left. It is so easily created, so vehemently protected and yet so easily destroyed. And it is… Continue reading Anger: The Little Black Box Inside

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Life is a Highway: Realizations and Bucket Lists

12 hours is a long time. To drive. To think. To sing. To listen. To yell at idiots in the cars in front of you as they stare at an overturned semi along I-44W. 12 hours is a long time to realize a lot of things.  I drove down these same highways, I-44W and I-35,… Continue reading Life is a Highway: Realizations and Bucket Lists

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Have you ever woken up and wondered where you were and why you were there? Have you ever wondered if you were doing what you were supposed to and who you even are? Have you ever woken up and felt just for a moment outside of yourself, and wondered what the hell life is really… Continue reading Compass Heading