Heather Denkmire: Having a supportive recovery community has made an enormous difference for me. I’m grateful for all the people doing the work of creating recovery communities in Maine today.
Heather Denkmire: I’ve not yet reached a point where being quiet feels like the right thing to do.
Heather Denkmire: I encourage those among you who have the luxuries of privilege I do to move beyond the simple actions we make with good intentions and little effort.
Heather Denkmire: Laying my cards on the table, knowing one of the consequences will be reader disdain, is part of why I do this.
Heather Denkmire: We are trying to tell the Penobscot people, an ancient culture built on subsistence-level fishing, that their territory does not include the water surrounding their islands.
Our world is in crisis on so many levels, what can I do? And how can I explain it to my daughters?
Acknowledging and then practicing acceptance of my own personal thinking problems has helped me enormously.
Because I “seem fine,” I started thinking about all of the people walking around today who are living with what some people call “invisible disabilities.”
I’ve recovered from a seemingly hopeless condition of body and mind through a connection with a power greater than me, and for that, I’m truly grateful.
“Every time we go to this special place in the mountains of Maine, I’m flooded with gratitude and I want to share it. I wish everyone in the world could experience such peacefulness and deep connection with the earth and with family.”
The intention of the “Healthy Maine Act,” LD 1274, is to change our health care system from one dependent on private insurance companies into one that is publicly funded.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.
The sociopolitical realities of the Trump administration is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, say 57 percent of Americans.
The election of Donald Trump has magnified and amplified some of the ugliest truths about our country. As a mother, how do I support my children while remaining honest about the terrifying times we are experiencing?
“The day to celebrate Jesus’ birthday is coming up. For me, the need to live his commandment, to love one another, is critical.”
Whatever your opinion of “trigger warnings,” I can tell you — as a survivor of sexual abuse, assault and harassment — that everything about the Republican nominee for president should come with a warning.
Expanding my world isn’t something I do so my life will be better, but so I can be a part of a better life for everyone.
OpEd: In the wake of Gov. Paul LePage’s most recent and recurring racist statements, it might seem a strange time to talk about putting up with racists, but that’s what I’m going to do.
Letters for Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016: Donald Trump wrong about Somali refugees, naloxone saves lives, don’t eat lobster
OpEd: Trump and Clinton are not equally awful. To most people I know, this is a no-brainer.