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Today I Love Going Against The Flow

Today I Love Going Against The Flow

Today I love going against the flow of life just enough to make sure life knows I’m here and I know I’m alive. I love finding the times and places...
The Difficulty of Overcoming Fear of Flying

The Difficulty of Overcoming Fear of Flying

Fear of flying (or flying anxiety, flying phobia) is a difficult fear for many to kick. It has a way of paralyzing people into long-term avoidance of flying or into...
Do Couples Grow Apart or “Fall Asleep”?

Do Couples Grow Apart or “Fall Asleep”?

You’ve probably heard people explain their divorce by saying, “We grew apart.” I wonder about that. I’ll explain with a personal example that on first glance has nothing to do...
A Not-So Quick Tip for a Fulfilling Holiday

A Not-So Quick Tip for a Fulfilling Holiday

In the essay “Look, a Beautiful Moment,” in the stunning book A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness, Irene Ras notes that she’s embracing a slower pace...
The 5 Lies of Suicide

The 5 Lies of Suicide

Nineteen years ago, my best friend, Alice, committed suicide. She was beautiful inside and out with a compassionate heart too large for her physical body. As one of the smartest...
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Another Day My Psychosis Got Me

I feel like I should  share this experience with you so you know what it is like to experience psychosis. Also, I want those who have experienced it to know...
Changes – 4 Radical Solutions

Changes – 4 Radical Solutions

So I was wondering if I had truly burnt-out when I saw an ad for a yin yoga meditation teacher training. And then I realized my very own yoga teacher...

Community-based Accountability in Rape Prevention

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Katie Gentile discusses the positive role which a bystander can have in rape prevention. She first discusses the concept...

Understanding Trauma

Sometimes we go through trauma and don’t even realize it because we think we’re strong. And we think that we know what’s about to happen. Then hours later, it hits...
Pain Intensity May Be Affected by Your Expectations

Pain Intensity May Be Affected by Your Expectations

Expectations of pain intensity can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, according to a new brain imaging study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. In fact, false expectations of pain levels...
Some Social Media Activity May Damage Body Image

Some Social Media Activity May Damage Body Image

New research suggests that when young women actively engage with social media images of friends who they think are more attractive than themselves, they report feeling worse about their own...