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anxiety and loneliness

Anxiety and loneliness: Part 2 of anxiety series

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” (Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper, because I love Jodi Picoult quotes.) Loneliness is one of the …

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parenting an addict

Parenting an Addict: A Mother’s Story of Resilience and Survival

“Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” — Unknown TW/CW: Addiction and domestic violence Addiction is insidious.  It keeps you locked inside a cage that you just can’t unlock by yourself.  And unfortunately, the jailer is not a person, but a substance or a behavior, so there is no reasoning …

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Encouraging body autonomy in children— Why is it so important?

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. -Nelson Mandela How are we treating our children, or the children we care for? Are we speaking kindly to them? Are we making sure they are clothed? Making sure they have nutritious food to eat? This post contains …

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