Tag: #Blossoming

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Victims of sexual harassment often experience emotional and physical symptoms for years to come. Sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing new, but the issue is seeing a wave of recognition and attention as celebrities and former employees step up to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Now is as good a time as…

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The sexual assault claims made about Harvey Weinstein have shocked the world, with more than 30 women coming forward, including many A-listers. The revelations are distressing enough for most readers, but particularly survivors of rape, sexual assault and abuse for whom the reports may be triggering. Meena Kumari, National Lead for Domestic Violence and Abuse at independent…

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On the heels of the Las Vegas tragedy it’s hard to forget all the other victims from mass shootings across the nation.  Pam Simon, a victim from the January 8th shooting in Tucson opens up about how images from mass shootings can retraumatize victims and bring up unwanted feelings and flashbacks years after their incident.…

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Social identity and a sense of belonging, including inclusion within neighborhood, city, and online communities, demonstrated the ability to reduce the incidence of paranoia and depression, according to research published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Researchers from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, conducted 2 separate studies to assess…

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This post was inspired by a friend of mine. She recently wrote an entry about detoxing, a proper healthy way, after getting a hangover with a few pictures of herself detoxing at the end. In one of the pictures she’s relaxing in a sauna. The way the picture was taken, her demeanor everything about it immediately…

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For the last five and half months I’ve been working hard to put myself into a better place than I was before. Everything that happened, happened for a reason. No doubt about it. It was, necessary. In order for me to become the man I always knew I was. It. All. Had. To. Happen. Just…

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Self-help books, websites, blogs and a variety of social media are published for the purpose of telling us how to be happy. Lose weight, have a makeover, tone your abs, take Viagra and have more sex, nip and tuck, join a dating site, find the right partner, or buy the latest self-help book and happiness…

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The changing of the seasons is a great opportunity to begin practicing mindfulness, or paying attention on purpose. The busy-ness of life can overwhelm us physically and emotionally, so it is important to create a plan to take care of yourself. My own self-care plan is based on finding small moments in the day to…

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Hello! For those of you who aren’t aware, today is National Coming Out Day. I want to take some time out of my rough (even though it hasn’t been that bad of a day) day to express my thoughts on today. Today can mean a lot to different people. I’m sure for some it’s irrelevant…

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Can you remember the last time you were truly happy? We’re not talking about a relaxing Thursday night or a time you did well at work; but a point in your life where you felt truly content with yourself. It is hard not to fall into the traps of negativity and the routine life throws…