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Journaling as an Act of Self-Care

By Christa Banister While it’s probably buried in a landfill somewhere after a number of big moves over the years, one of my 10-year-old self’s most treasured possessions was, hands down, my tomato-re...

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Domestic Violence Series: How Recovery Works

By Melissa Chalos Riddle Breaking free from domestic violence — from an abusive, controlling, self-esteem-killing relationship — is one of the most heroic acts of self-care an abuse victim can take. W...

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Domestic Violence Awareness: Why Women Stay

By Melissa Riddle Chalos As a culture, we tend to arrive at broad assumptions about complicated issues like domestic violence with beliefs that are fairly black or white. We like them to fall in one o...

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Domestic Violence Awareness: Defining the Crisis

By Melissa Riddle Chalos What happens when a culture becomes comfortably numb and passively accepting of what we feel is unchangeable? Be the change you wish to see in the world sounds great and hopef...

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Trigger Warnings: Do They Help or Harm?

By Christa Banister  In addition to feeling overwhelmed and distressed, triggers often inhibit our ability to remain fully present in the moment. As people are beginning to open up more about their me...

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What Causes an Intimacy Disorder?

By Melissa Riddle Chalos  When you stack it all up — of everything we experience in our lives — it’s in knowing and being known and loved by others in which our lives find contentment and meaning. Hum...

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