Because You Have a Song – What Maya Angelou Taught Us About Choice

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As the world mourns the passing of a poet, Dixie Gillaspie asks if we might turn our grief to song, and end the silence.

Maya Angelou Makes Me Strong

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Maya Angelou’s dignity and bravery gave one young man “rich chunks of hope” that he would survive, and eventually thrive.

What Are The Non-Negotiables In Your Relationships?

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“Who you allow into your life, mind and heart are among the most important decisions you will ever make.”- Bryant McGill

Recovery on Yellow Brick Road, Part 2

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Like so many men who experienced sexual abuse as boys, John was deeply confused by the experience. Here’s a metaphor for how he faced the sense of betrayal, boundary confusion and distrust.

You Don’t Need to Feel Ashamed

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Survivors of sexual abuse can’t simply flip the shame button to the off position. If only it were that easy…

” Shame and guilt only drives abuse underground where it thrives.”

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How Could You Love Someone Who Hit You?

Saving Our Soles-Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

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Edie Weinstein has a definite case of shoe envy after participating in a fun and light hearted activity, focusing on a dark and serious topic.

Hitting Your Girlfriend Is Never Justified … Period

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She cheated; I lost my temper; it wasn’t that bad; and I’m the victim: Ousted RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal’s classic defense of his attack on Juliet Kakish.

Healing from Abuse: ‘We Are Made To Soar’

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Mark Riser is traveling the world, filming the stories of child sex abuse survivors. His mission: to help them rise up and live their dreams.

Easter: A Conflict of Emotions

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David Pittman is a Christian who was abused by the Church. That experience changed his perspective on the Resurrection.

The One Thing Crucial to Moving Forward After Being Hurt

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The hardest part of moving forward is allowing ourselves to forgive, Orin J Hahn has a few role models on why that is the most important step.

The Power Of, And Alternatives To, Forgiveness

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Ned Breslin with a deeply personal story about the ways in which he’s learning to heal from past trauma.

Dear ‘Dear Fatty’ Writer: Where You See Fat, I See Armor

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With this article Alanna Fero is as publicly vulnerable as she’s ever been. The only thing scarier? Being thin.

A Rethink is Needed on how to Handle Trafficked and Migrant Children

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The transnational movement of children and their protection has to be addressed more broadly than the current restrictive interpretations of trafficking can allow.

He Was a Victim of the R Word

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We don’t like to speak of the R word, yet its impact is undeniable.

#YouCantBreakMe: These Bullying Victims Prove You Have To Go Through It To Get Through It (Video)

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Many ‘beautiful’ people have battled through ugly pasts. In this video, you’ll see their testimonies.