Mind, Body, Spirit // February 2009
It was late morning when Corey Rogers, a sophomore at the time, walked into his off-campus house worrying about an accounting midterm he had the next day.
Nearly three years after returning from his 12-month deployment in Iraq, he is still haunted by the horrors of war - the bombs, the casualties, the expendability of life and the constant fear of death - memories so disturbing, he can't often speak about them.
A stiff bandana cinches tightly over 16-year-old Henry Haygood's eyes. Blinded, his heartbeat quickens and his muscles tense. He strains to gain his bearings as the frosty September wind sweeps over his sweat-dampened cheeks.
It has been nearly two months and homemaker Genny Cohn has been unable to sleep for days. She desperately seeks help before her marriage collapses and she loses her family.
Lauren Gerdsen was restless. Her life was busy, raising two children and working. All she wanted was a place to relax, an area to let go of some of the stress in her hectic life - an environment to rest in.
A four-year-old Chinese girl sits and soaks her feet in a mixture of animal blood and herbs, the first step in a special beatification process practiced for a millennium.