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Meeting People where they are...

Upgrades are happening in so many ways. Causing me to pause and simply relish in the moment. Gosh, the last few years have been a challenge. 742 more words

Mental Wellness

The worst call I've ever received.

7 days ago, I got the worst phone call I could have ever imagined. As I sit here in the ICU, at my sister’s bedside, I contemplate how we got here. 1,129 more words

From Nazi Austria to New York's 9/11 Attacks: Ilse Aichinger's "Improbable Journeys"

Submission by Dr Geoff Wilkes

Ilse Aichinger (1921-2016) was one of the most significant prose writers to emerge in Austria after the Second World War. Her work was acknowledged by numerous national and international awards, and has received considerable attention from scholars around the world. 287 more words


Don't Let Trauma Hold You Back From The Life You Deserve

It may seem easier to stay cut off and closed up. Safe. Protected from all the potential harm of heartbreak, rejection, dismissal, and the worry of not being good enough. 436 more words

Collective World

I Prevail Share Alternate Video For “Hurricane”

I Prevail have shared an alternate video for their song “Hurricane.“ This track is from their latest album “Trauma.” If you missed it, the original video can be found HERE.


The Holidays: Family Flashpoints, Factoring in Exits

Flashpoints in family dynamics can happen fast.

Actually, Motel 5 conducted a survey to quantify just how long family members have over the holidays to enjoy each other before the situation becomes, well, unbearable. 151 more words


Stealing Trauma: Public Discussion of Predators

When sexual violence is made public, suddenly the experience itself no longer belongs to the survivor. Instead, I think people genuinely think they own a part of it, and that their opinion and reaction to it carries a deeper significance than it actually does—as though they are part of the story of it. 943 more words