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Today I Love Falling Water

Water knows its wayToday I love falling water and the wondrous ruckus and cacophony it makes as it finds its way to where it clearly longs to be. I love how bravely it leaps from high up and plunges headlong into its destiny. I love that waterfalls are a metaphor for...
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Victim Shaming and Blaming

With all the allegations coming to light about sexual abuse perpetrated by celebrities, including Harvey Weinstein (no relation to the author of this article), Roy Moore, Louie CK and Kevin Spacey, it seems timely to write an article, about supporting survivors, how to avoid victim shaming, even if it took
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Five Ways to Make the Holidays Less Blue

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for everyone — but they don’t have to be. In a previous article, “Five Ways to Beat Holiday Stress,” I offered some suggestions on ways to avoid some of the pitfalls that come along with the holidays. It turns out
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Mental Health

Be Yourself

"Don't know which one is worse, doing your own thing or just being cool." Bob DylanI vividly remember as a child that I didn't fit in. I was always on the outside looking in, far from being cool or accepted. Being the shortest boy in the class really didn't help much. I was bullied by older...
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Personal Goals

5 Foods to Consider Eating Before Exercise

The secret to a successful workout isn't necessarily new gear, a different training plan, or even greater effort. Oftentimes, the real secret is in what you eat before you exercise. That's because the body requires the right nourishment to perform at its best.Here are some of the best options for a pre-workout meal or...
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The Psychology of Turkeys

We don’t like to think about it, but there’s no denying it – that turkey that’s now your Thanksgiving dinner was once alive. It was once a living, breathing, gobbling being with hopes, dreams, a loving family, career aspirations. But what really goes on inside the minds of turkeys? I
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People With Synesthesia Have More Autistic Traits

Do letters have colors for you? Do numbers have locations in space? Do sounds have smells? If so, you might have synesthesia. And, as it turns out, you might also be more likely to have autistic traits. Synesthesia is a tendency to automatically associate information across different senses. Commonly, people
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Hope

Today I Love The Busy Waves

The finest frosted laceToday I love the busy waves as they march across the bay from north-west to south-east in their determined parade to get where they feel they need to be. I love that they keep the secret of what it is they have to do so...
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Conflict Resolution

The Perils of Independent Thinking

After finding out that the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton fixed the 2016 primary election, Bernie Sanders is said to have considered running for President as an independent in 2020. Since both the Democrats and Republicans have become extreme and divisive, this makes sense. He may believe we need a...
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Mental Health

Sins Of Your Father

"The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father," GodWhen we are young we often question the rules that we must abide by. Injustice looms large as we with envy examine the situation of somebody who got it better than us. Still when we are being raised there...
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#MeToo

A Nouveau Approach to Female Sexuality Equality

The DailyMail and a cup of café con leche: is there a more enjoyable start to a morning!? Yes, there is. Not seeing Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Terry Richardson or some other sex pest's smug mug festooning the headline complete with details on how they flashed, stripped and wanked in front of all and sundry. Switching over to the Daily Star,...
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Anxiety

What is Agitation?

"Sometimes, I feel like I'm walking on eggshells with you, Son. I never know if you're going to be nice or start yelling." -- my MomAs you can imagine, this hurts to...
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Hope

Today I Love The Santa Claus Parade

Streaming, old schoolToday I love the Santa Claus Parade that happens every year in my town. I love that some of the floats are the same ones that have been in our parade for like ever. I love that, compared to bigger urban centers, our parade is very naive and down-home,...
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Mental Health

The Morning After

"There's got to be a morning after  If we can hold on through the night  We have a chance to find the sunshine  Let's keep on looking for the light"  Maureen McGovern I remember my college days in the fraternity when I was a lost soul seeking the solace of alcohol every day of the week. I would...
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The Negative Effects of Technology on Childhood Behavior

Almost every child in America right now has grown up in a world doused with technology. We’ve all heard the common concerns about how this affects a child’s upbringing—eyesight, attention span, emotional safety, personal boundaries, etc.—but fewer people recognize the effect technology has on behavior.Not only does it affect the behavior of children, but it also...
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