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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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FBI statistics on violent crime

Fascinating FBI Statistics on Violent Crime + How it Pertains to Mental Health

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”   (Mahatma Gandhi)   Are people who are mentally ill inherently more violent?  Is someone like me, who lives with bipolar disorder, more likely to commit a violent crime than someone who doesn’t? …

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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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Keeping yourself safe in times of crisis

How to stay safe in times of crisis- Why it’s more important than ever

Are you a true crime junkie? Do you get exhilarated listening to dark tales of conspiracy, or, even darker, murder? Do you secretly wish you could help a grisly old cold case detective digitize his case files? Just me? I’m not just a true crime junkie, but a Crime Junkie, with capital letters. . This …

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Showing Gratitude on Thanksgiving + All Year Round

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous Also: “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette I love these quotes, especially the last one. More …

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Using Positive Affirmations With Children

Thank you so much to Savannah for this great guest post on a favorite topic of mine: using positive affirmations with child. Make sure to follow her and leave a comment below! Our thoughts become our words become our actions create our lives. We can do, have or be anything that we desire in this …

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