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.

Those Bloody Refugees

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Geoff Ahern, a mental health clinician in Australia, couldn’t sleep. Here’s the powerful story of an asylum seeker that kept him awake, and yet another reason why we must spread love to all we meet.

No More: Your Voice Can End the Silence

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1 in 6 men in the United States has had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience in childhood.

Five Ways Nature Restores Our Mental Health

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Why living in nature keeps us happy.

Time to Reflect: Inner Work on Purim

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Jacob Max Winkler offers this contemplative piece, inviting you to see where you might fit in the story of Purim. How might you grow by considering these things this weekend?

Confessions From A Lesbian: Why I Used to Hate Men

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Regina Cates once hated men for good reasons, but here is why they are now her closest friends in the world. I used to hate men. Maybe that is the stereotypical view men have about gay women, that we’re men haters, diesel dykes, and frustrated spinsters. But my reasons for starting out life hating men were valid.

When Getting “Lucky” Really Isn’t a Good Thing At All

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Boys are often told that having a sexual experience with an older woman is a “badge of honor.” But many times such experiences can more accurately be described as a “traumatic experience” and even as a case of sexual abuse.

The Therapist I Met on My Way Up from Bottom

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Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.

Indie Spiritualist: A No BS Exploration of Spirituality (A Review)

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Spirituality for those who know there is something bigger than ourselves, but are tried of institutions, labels, price tags, and fluffiness.

Recovery: The Never Ending Story

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Randy Ellison points out that “healing is not a destination, but a journey.”

It Happened Only Once

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There doesn’t have to be a second or tenth time. The damage occurred and our innocence was shattered.

Sometimes Trauma Resurfaces When We’re Best Ready to Cope With It

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“But why did it surface now?” I asked myself that question many times during the first year of my struggle with the molestation.

“Sometimes we are our own worst enemies with an internal critic…determined to make ourselves feel bad.”

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How an Obsessive Drive for Perfection Led One Man to Inner Peace

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Daniel Parmeggiani shares how his neurosis for perfection led him to discover his true innocent nature.

How Men Can Support Women Post Sexual Abuse

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Two years ago his wife was kidnapped, stabbed, shot and sexually assaulted by nine men. Here’s the story, the mistakes he made in trying to help and the lessons he wants to put into the world for other men who may find themselves in a similar situation.

Resilience is About Survival, in Whatever Form it Takes

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Peter Pollard on how he sees resilience as the beautiful light that overcomes the darkness of trauma.