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Therapy...who needs therapy? I'm not crazy...

If this is how you think, then you are not alone. I come from a community where therapy is still a taboo and asking for help and seeking therapy is still considered a weakness even in this day and age. 553 more words


New Ideas - "We take it back"

When I need a bit of inspiration, I usually go in search of a book.  Returning to Canada after taking my mother’s remains to her final resting place gave me lots of time to begin contemplating the silence of this new reality. 494 more words


Successful People Everywhere

Today I attended a seminar about sex abuse and was not surprised to see so many former victims of abuse working in prestigious jobs.  I began realizing that for most of my life, I have been hiding behind success and fake ambition just to make myself feel better about the life I have lived. 682 more words


Me, Too.

Trigger warning: Sexual assault, rape, child abuse, physical abuse, suicidality

Disclaimer: the #MeToo movement was conceptualized by a woman of color, TARANA BURKE, in 2007 to raise awareness for women of color in low-income/low-priority neighborhoods where rape crisis centers are nonexistent and there is little to no awareness of the extent sexual assault and rape is perpetrated within these communities. 1,583 more words

Mental Health

Adventure is calling ...

“Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me.” 

A year ago, I purchased a black and white postcard in a bookstore in downtown Rhinebeck, N.Y. 1,464 more words

Carla Kucinski

Promoting Post-Traumatic Growth After a Loss

This is the third post in a series on grieving. The first regards grieving in the first year or two. The second regards how to help a child to grieve. 597 more words


Grief and IBS: some thoughts on how to survive it and recover.

‘Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

…… I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her. 1,568 more words

Post Traumatic IBS