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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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Mar 28, 2014

When You Set an Intention for Yourself You Set it for the World

When we set an intention for ourselves, do we also set an intention for the world? Are we so connected that just our thoughts can set something in motion that we might not even be able to fathom? Something beyond just ourselves?

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Mar 27, 2014

Birth Order: Is That Why You're The Way You Are?

Are you a first born? Middle born? Or last born? What difference could that possibly make in the scheme of things? Why should it matter?

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Mar 26, 2014

Why is the Difference Between Fitting In and Belonging Important?

Fitting in dictates we say and do things that are based on someone elses definition of what is right or okay so that we can get approval and acceptance from them. But belonging is...

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Mar 25, 2014

Why It's Important to Get to Know Your Neighbours

When was he last time you talked to your neighbours? The last time you checked to see if they were okay? The last time you even noticed that you had neighbours?

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Mar 25, 2014

Is There a Monster-Sexual Child-Abuser-in Your House?

As a educator, I have heard some horror stories in reference to sex abuse. The news is full of these kinds of reports. A lot of abusive activities take

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