Tag: #SelfDiscovery

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Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be…

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Depression is drowning in an ocean of despair while another part of you is cutting away your lifeline that would keep you from drowning. Can you imagine how frightening that could be? Imagine fighting that fight every day. Depression can come and go for me. I have good days, bad days, and really, really bad…

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I need you to know something. When I’m depressed, I’m not myself. Or maybe I am myself…it’s hard to imagine ever being happy. When I’m depressed, I don’t mean what I say. If I’m upset or angry with you, I don’t mean to be. However, it means I’m not getting what I need to in…

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Cara Delevingne, a 25-year-old British model and actress, is among the stars in a series of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, claiming he attempted to kiss her and coerce her into having a threesome in a hotel room. In an Instagram post, Cara explained she ‘felt very powerless and scared’ in the situation but managed to…

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Life can be unpredictable. Despite the best-laid plans and precautions, external events (often completely beyond our control,) can hurl your life into chaos. Family tragedies, job losses, unexpected upheavals, and natural disasters can completely upend the balance, stability, and normalcy of your daily routine. To make matters worse, traumatic events can generate an enormous amount…

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Domestic violence can come in many forms; some of the most recognizable are physical abuse or emotional abuse. While it’s important to pay attention to those kinds of intimate violence, another kind of abuse is extremely common, but much less talked about: A study by the UK Office of National Statistics found that women are far…

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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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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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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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WOMEN afraid of controlling or violent partners will be able to ask authorities about their criminal history through a new scheme to be trialled in SA that advocates say will save lives. Based on a British model, the disclosure scheme is a key plank of a State Government blueprint to eradicate domestic violence. The blueprint…