ARTICLES BY COLLEEN CHAO

Category: Weakness

Category: Weakness

man sitting in front of window
anxiety

When Depression comes knocking

He could find his way to my doorstep blindfolded. He always takes the same route—by way of prolonged physical illness, sustained stress, or painful loss.

Read More »
Beauty

Ezekiel 16

I remember you before you were beautiful. Before you stopped people in their tracks and made jaws drop and heads turn. You, who are now

Read More »
Community

We need each other

I’ll never forget Miss Moss, with her Coke-bottle glasses and a disability that left her slow and kind. She loved writing notes of encouragement even

Read More »
brown toned image of a woman looking through a window and contemplating
Chronic illness

The gift of illness

I’m not in a wheelchair. I’m not on chemo. I’ve ended up in the hospital only two times, for brief outpatient visits. To see me,

Read More »
yellow petaled flowers on vase
Love

On your 40th

She was the It Girl in college: drop-dead gorgeous, smart, with a slew of handsome suitors and a voice that earned her a recording label.

Read More »
gray clouds
Depression

When darkness seems to hide His face

Depression first found me when I was an idealistic 19-year-old with plans to change the world. Panic attacks and obsessive thought patterns soon followed, and

Read More »
person holding smartphone riding airplane
Grief

An airplane and a cave

It was the last place on earth I wanted to be. I’d always loved flying, but this airplane, with all my worldly belongings crammed into

Read More »
man person people old
Community

A man like Roy

He stole through the church doors, long, lanky, and strong of stench. His bony limbs were swallowed in oversized tweed, his hair a matted mess

Read More »

Category: Weakness

Beauty

Ezekiel 16

I remember you before you were beautiful. Before you stopped people in their tracks and

Read More »
error: For permission to use Colleen\\\\\\\'s written work, Please email ColleenEChao@gmail.com