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Journaling as an Act of Self-Care

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-red journal with a hea...

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Domestic Violence Series: How Recovery Works

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. Why? Because it requires c...

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Domestic Violence Series: Why Women Stay

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 of two categories with ver...

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Domestic Violence Series: Defining the Crisis

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 hopeful. But when the need for...

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Trigger Warnings: Do They Help or Harm?

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 mental health struggles...

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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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