Why I Refuse To Be Black and Angry

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Life can be rough at times for African Americans. But, the writer of this piece is annoyed at the ‘Woe Is Me’ attitude prevalent in certain sectors of the Black community.

The Redemptive Power of Story Time

The Redemptive Power of Story Time

Brent Almond sings the praises of the calmest, most meditative part of his daily schedule—his nightly story time with his son

Things I’ve Learned About Domestic Violence: A Life of Heartbreak and Discovery

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Domestic violence survivor and wellbeing coach Caitlin Grace takes us through her journey, decade by decade.

Late Spring, Dignity

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In this sobering poem from Laura McCullough, we get a glimpse at wounded pride and its relationship to misogyny.

Do You Have the ‘Hell No, I Won’t Let Go’ Syndrome?

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Nathaniel Smith shares how holding on to the past or obsessing about the future diminishes your ability to experience a full and happy life.

“Has the election of President Obama rattled white people everywhere?”

Racism

This comment by Paul on the post Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

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The author shares his disturbing observations on race relations in 2014.

“Choose love, joy & compassion, step away from bitterness & resentment.”

ugly divorce

This comment by Ang on the post How Your Bitter Divorce Broke Us Children

“Do you want to be “right,” or happy in fulfilling relationships?”

listen to me

This comment by Lynn Beisner on the post Is Ultra-Conservative Media Stealing Our Nation’s Grandparents?

The Lesson of the Wall: Why My Anger Looked Different to Me from The Inside Than It Did on the Outside

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Graham Phoenix often felt the urge to exert control, the need to get people to listen to him. What happened to him when he resorted to violence to be in charge?

The Mask

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A super-short work of fiction by Mark Sherman that the Woodstock Times called “a great, psychodrama-short story (involving psychoanalysis, no less).”

Back Off My Wife! My Jealousy of a Little Girl

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Doug Zeigler used to get frustrated and angered by his daughter’s constant attempts to get his wife’s attention. But then he saw what was really the issue: his jealousy.

How Your Bitter Divorce Broke Us Children

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Divorce can be amicable or ugly, and what happens to the children can last a lifetime.

“Crying is usually associated with sadness…not in heat of battle or…mortally dangerous situation.”

Crying silence

This comment by Mark on the post Men Have Tear Ducts Too

How to Say Hello to the Dad I Never Knew

How to Say Hello to the Dad I Never Knew

Shadley Grei remembers the awkward night he crossed paths with the father that had refused to acknowledge him for his entire life

The Modern Day Father is an Engaged Father

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Having an engaged father is something Mandy Brasher didn’t grow up with so she is thrilled to see it becoming the rule instead of the exception.