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Abuse

Is Jesus All You Need for Emotional Healing?

All my life I've watched people stand up in church and tearfully tell how all their problems were solved by inviting Jesus into their heart (a phrase not found in the Bible, btw.) And all my life, their claims bothered me. I just didn't buy it. No therapy. No counseling. No journaling. No learning. No soul searching. No recovery. Their testimonies implied that Jesus healed everything from pain from narcissistic abuse to addiction with absolutely no effort on their part, no...
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#MeToo

Sexual Abuse: Justice Came in A Dream

When the #metoo movement began, I applauded it! But I didn't really think I had anything to #metoo about. When you're brainwashed to "Live Symbolically" as if life is perfect so you only react as if life is perfect, a lot of #metoo's can happen — and you're too ashamed to flinch.

But as time went on, I realized there'd been a lot of #metoo moments in my life I'd blamed myself for. Memories surfaced of...
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Animal Mentors

Why Does It Shock Us When People Act Like Animals

If you are a delicious wild escargot, one place you absolutely do not want to visit is my box turtle Bruce's enclosure, where you will never be mistaken for anyone other than who you

Sometimes a movie comes out that I really want to see and yet for some reason I miss seeing it in theaters. When this happens, there is usually (what feels like) a ridiculously long wait before it comes...
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General

Seeing the Big Picture

Well maybe


There is a story about an old Chinese farmer who lived in ancient times. He was the envy of his rather small village, because unlike most of the other farmers, he possessed a horse.

One day, however, his horse ran away and...
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