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911, What is My Emergency?

by Angela Beaty
911 Dispatcher
Marshall County, Iowa Communications

My journey learning about PTSD begins with my marriage. This is where the initial trauma happened. My marriage was a nightmare for the most part. 2,042 more words



Last Saturday the charity Open Nest held their first conference ‘Taking Care’ in York.  A host of august adoption speakers were there. I am proud that we were invited too. 1,257 more words


Spiritual Solutions Along With Therapy

Connecting my mind, body and spirit has been the new part of my journey.

I’d most of the time rather not be human and live in a different dimension. 183 more words



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Being sexually active so young can considerably fuck you up. Oh my god I feel disgusting. I can’t get it out of my head. 239 more words


A Hand In Time

Life in all of it’s simplicity, in all of it’s complexity.

All photographs taken by author, please credit as appropriate if used elsewhere.



Locking the bathroom door, I switch on the shower and turn the settings on high. The sound of gushing water and my deep breathing is harsh to my ears. 429 more words


Greed Can Be Dangerous: A 2800-year-old Case Solved?

How did a valuable gold bowl and three skeletons end up at the bottom of a refuse shaft in the ancient Iranian citadel of Hasanlu? It just might have been a building collapse that did in the unlucky thieves. 36 more words

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