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No Such Thing As The "Real World"

In the eight months I’ve lived since graduating college, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve enrolled in a 401(k) —(I still kind of need someone to explain to me why it’s not just an even 400?), I’ve joined a gym, and I even began using a Crock Pot. 915 more words


Getting Lost in the Moment

Life is stressful. Life is demanding. Life is complicated. But, life is life. Life is moving. Life is full of possibility. Life is open to anyone willing to open their eyes and live. 218 more words



I stood alone, stretching to smooth out my wrinkled muscles which had become twisted and tightened by the stresses of the day. Slowly I began to walk with baby steps then with a few skips and hops, the steady, snail’s pace trot began. 549 more words

Health And Lifestyle

Today, I felt like quitting and giving up.

Do you ever have those days where it’s all wrong?

Today was my day.

I don’t even want to replay it. I know it was bad. 354 more words


Do You Too Love/Hate Facebook?

Like many people these days, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love the ability to connect with people near and far, as well as the ability to catch up with people from back in the day along with new acquaintances and friends. 462 more words

Black Women

'India's Daughter Banned?' It Should be Compulsory Viewing

Shobhaa De is an established writer, columnist, opinion shaper and social commentator, who is considered an authority on popular culture.

Rajnath Singh  has missed the point… and lost the plot. 997 more words


7 ways to support someone who may be in an abusive relationship

Trigger warning:

If you have experienced/or are experiencing violence please be aware that this blog entry may bring up feelings of past trauma. Please reach out for help if this is the case, though this blog is here for informational purposes, I wouldn’t want to re-traumatize anyone. 1,695 more words

Words To Live By

betternotbroken reblogged this on betternotbroken and commented:

Once again, Lisa Arends at Lessons from The End of A Marriage helped me with a remedial lesson on abuse, with her reminder that abuse victims are not to blame because it is often so subtle at first. She shared from a fabulous article from PsychCentral by Eden Strong entitled 5 Warning Signs of Manipulation in Relationships. But how do you help someone who is just coming to terms with the fact the relationship they did not believe was abusive was in fact manipulative? Alicia at Socialworkmania has some wonderful compassionate suggestions. Wishing all readers the best of luck on their escape!