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Poem of the Week: Bullying and Retaliation

Bullying and Retaliation
March 15, 2018

“It’s nothing personal/
It’s just a joke.”
“Just a joke,” they say.
“Just a joke,” nothing!
Nothing about this is funny. 226 more words


Upward and Onward

“Where there's physical illness, you can't afford to have psychological illness.”

Stephen Hawking

Yes! And where better to look than Stephen Hawking whose courage, determination and spirit humbles us all. 265 more words


#MondayThoughts: Rising Above The Turbulence

With inner peace, you are undisturbed by outside turbulence.

Lailah Gifty Akita


Lets just say I survived.

The day can start off good, you are actually looking forward to a nice and peaceful flow of the day. 286 more words



Above you see a para-snowboarder with a prosthetic leg compete in the World Cup doing the same jumps as those who have two good legs.  Every day I read wonderful poetry and see photography from many of you, who share that you are overcoming your disabilities through writing or photography. 151 more words



The war that was raging so violently inside has slowly subsided. My demons have been held at bay. I found my strength. My reason to fight harder. 384 more words

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle
by April Thompson

At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. 1,746 more words

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Rising Above

Author:  Myria Key

Tightening my grip in the present moment

Praying that the time doesn’t slip by me

No longer holding on to the negativity that tried to destroy me… 236 more words