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The importance of being assertive - It's actually OK to say No

I remember attending a birthday party for my friends 5 year old son. We had the usual chat about “what was Ok and what was not Ok” for the birthday cake and at this stage my son’s allergies had improved somewhat. 243 more words

Food Allergy

A Follow-up Letter To L(A) (Part Three)

For my part it helps for me to think that you just changed your mind about being born right now.  I know there are those who would take issue with me thinking that, but that’s what my instincts are telling me, so in the absence of facts to the contrary, I’m going with my instincts. 59 more words

Letters To L.

Say Something!

Say something, I’m giving up on you. I’ll be the one if you want me to

Anywhere I would’ve followed you.

Say something, I’m giving up on you.

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Learning To Cope: 33 Ways We Find Comfort

By: Ileana Paules-Bronet

When dealing with mental health problems, people find comfort in a variety of things. From eating specific foods to cuddling an old teddy bear to getting a hug from a certain person, we all get through our mental health issues in different ways. 481 more words

Mental Health

To Comment Or Not To Comment: Why Entering Online Debates Isn't Worth It

Trigger Warning: This piece discusses elements of mental illness that may be difficult for some readers.

The burning desire to express ourselves is in us all. 959 more words

Mental Health

Nail Polish: My $8 Escape

“… The emotional pull of beauty for its own sake cannot be underestimated.”

– Robin Givhan, The Washington Post

Being a big girl in 80s and 90s suburbia was rough. 739 more words

It was only just a dream

I had a dream about you last night. You were married to one of the most beautiful women in the world. I seen the pictures of the proposal. 152 more words