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Apr 23, 2014

Do You Ignore the Signs?

Have you ever asked for a sign that what you're doing is the right thing? But when you do get a sign, you write if off as not the right sign? Maybe you don't write it off consciously. But you ask the Universe, or what you might call God or Source or Divinity, to give you an answer, but you keep asking. Even when a sign has presented itself.

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Apr 22, 2014

There is Great Purpose in Negative Emotions

Have you been feeling down? Not just down, but downright emotional? Or depressed, even? Perhaps the emotions are running deeper than you knew possible. Something seems to be happening to many of us. Many of us who don't typically experience bouts of prolonged emotional turmoil. Leading many to ask, "Why is this...whatever this is...happening to me, and why now?"

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Apr 17, 2014

5 Reasons to Educate the Heart Not Just the Mind

Society typically focuses on teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. There is value in teaching literacy and numeracy. But when we discount the value of developing a child's heart-center, we do so at the expense of generations of children that lack empathy.

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Apr 17, 2014

Child Abuse Story from Memorie

One day my father broke my hand. I went to school for three days with my hand disfigured, purple and swollen. When my mother finally took me to the hospital,

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Apr 16, 2014

Where Does Compassion Come From?

Where does compassion come from? Is it learned? Is it inherent in each of us? Do some of us possess more of it than others? And if so, once again, where does that extra come from?

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Apr 15, 2014

Don't Play By the Rules, Play With the Rules

Are there any new ideas? Or are there only refinements of old ones? And if that's the case, is the art of creative thinking dead? And why does it matter?

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Apr 14, 2014

Compassion in a Non-Compassionate World

Can we be compassionate in an often non-compassionate world? If the answer is no, then we're pretty much all doomed. But if the answer is yes, then there is hope for humanity. But yes and no answers are very definitive. Limiting, even. I think the real question and answer is far more complicated than it first appears.

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Apr 14, 2014

Don't Protect Abusers

Don't let it happen to your child: I have already written on my story childhood Horrors and yes there is so many of them and they are all sad, the worst

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Apr 11, 2014

Self-Discovery: Seeing the Beauty in the Unflattering

Have you ever found yourself in a discussion one day, only to be left with uncomfortable residual feelings a couple of days later? Feelings and emotions that were unexpected?

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Apr 11, 2014

Trauma is not Always Intentional

Unintentional or misguided actions that cause trauma: I saw a comment by another poster about female perpetrators and I was wondering. You know we

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Apr 10, 2014

Is a Spiritual Path a Conscious Choice?

Are we all walking a spiritual path all the time or is a spiritual path a conscious choice? This was the spirited subject of debate in a gathering I had with friends recently. I suppose the answer lies in your definition of "spiritual path".

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Apr 10, 2014

Child Abuse Story From Jocelynn

Thief In The Night: I'll forever have that day etched in my mind. I remember that day it was raining pretty hard. I couldn't see 10ft in front of

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Apr 09, 2014

7 Foods That Can Elevate Mood

If you struggle with anxiety or depression, have you taken a good look at your diet lately? Do you feel yourself crashing at certain times of the afternoon? Maybe you reach for something sugary to get you through those last few hours before dinner only to feel even bluer about an hour later.

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Apr 08, 2014

Can What We Eat Fuel Depression?

On its own, that bag of Lay's or Dorrito's probably won't drive you to therapy. But have you ever found that when you eat something in particular your mood shifts for the worst? Or maybe after eating or drinking a certain food your body won't let you sleep? Or even worse, eating certain foods seems to bring on a type of depression?

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Apr 07, 2014

5 Ways to Heal the Wounds of Child Abuse

Our society harbors countless child abuse victims who are deeply wounded and need healing. What can we do to help victims heal from the wounds of child abuse? How can we help heal ourselves?

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Apr 07, 2014

Child Abuse Story From John M

My mothers boyfriend started sexually abusing me when I was 8 years old. I had no male figures I could trust much less speak to them about what was going

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Apr 04, 2014

The 7 B's of Healing From Target Child Selection

Parents who target a specific child for abuse are often shielded from scrutiny because of the "problem child" syndrome. This is the child who is seen as difficult to manage. The child who is viewed as troublesome. Or headstrong. Or resistant to expectations, like potty training. Targeted child abuse is not as rare is it was once considered to be...

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Apr 03, 2014

Getting Past the Frustration of "What's The Point?"

Have you ever worked really hard, put in incredibly long hours, only to find that the work you've done had to be scrapped? That you had to pretty much start all over again?

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Apr 03, 2014

Child Abuse Story For My Father From Eva

Hello I am 14. My father was sentenced to severe abuse and it has to say the least traumatized me. He is dead now...has been for a year. Before when it

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Apr 01, 2014

A Special Way to Ring in a New Birthday

What do you do on your birthday? Is it a day for celebration? A day where you get to do whatever you want? Maybe eat whatever you want? This year, I've decided to put together a gratitude list for my April Fool's birthday. A list that includes what I'm excited for in the upcoming year. And in lieu of birthday wishes, why don't you follow suit by writing one thing you're grateful for.

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Mar 31, 2014

You Don't Need Fixing, Your Thinking Needs Fixing

You are perfect as you are. How many times have you heard or read this? So many times that the message is either ignored or lost? Lost in a sea of "perfect as you are" inspirational quotes printed atop serene images of landscapes, seascapes and mountainscapes? So many that perhaps you just want to es-scape?

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