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My Little Valentine
It wasn’t My Funny Valentine. It wasn’t I’m a Little Valentine. Can I find it? No. So I will have more to say before I get to it.
Grief never stops. She simply camouflages herself in different forms, daring you to challenge facing it, day after day. Sometimes sexy and alluring, we all enjoy a moment of self soothing, allowing what feels like release to wash over us-out of us, through tears, wails, cries, steps, stomps, dulled screams into feather fluffed pillows. Shameless, near infantile, reverting back primitively or perhaps to a state of childlike sorrow. Unable to express verbally the issue at hand, and coos and cuddles only go so far for so long. Lets face it, what are we as adults besides big kids playing pretend with our words, and having no one to patiently coddle us when we unexplainably sob.
I envy you
You weigh on my chest, capture my breath. I'm held captive in your hold and stripped of all that I know. I'm a helpless, fallen soul beholden to empty hope. I'm lost here, all on my own. I'm lost here, broken to the bone.
How I Got Through College with IBS and Gerd
*There are moments that might be considered too much information (TMI) for some readers. There was a backstory about an eating disorder (which I do not encourage).* I’m not a doctor or a professional. If you are experiencing symptoms, please see a medical professional. I'm not here to promote anything. I’m sharing my experiences and some tips that may help others get through college.
I started working with primarily Native American program participants in 1984, after completing my coursework in community counseling with a concentration in chemical dependency counseling. At first, I interned and then worked at detox.
Vaping and Young People
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Nearly Every Day
"I'm worried," her beaked face studied me, much too close, "worried for what you might do to yourself." "I'd never actually do it." Did I say that too fast?
A Flock of Questions
It always occurred when least expected. As the moon stalked me home on late car rides. When I sat under my favorite tree contemplating the cracks in the ground caused by the months of drought. While I bent down to tie my shoe.
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Behind the Scenes
Exploring mental health in the public eye; celebrities and the spotlight that has been placed on their personal lives and their mental health.
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Beyond the Blues
Understanding depression is difficult; hear from Psyche's community of peers on their experiences with this mood disorder.
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Contrary to popular belief, colors have a significant influence on the lives of people. Shades and hues are essential aspects of our lives and a fascinating component of a complex puzzle of factors that affect our moods in ordinary circumstances. The study of how color influences various people's behavior is known as color psychology. A specific color might be a symbol of good luck in one culture but bad luck in another. It is possible for the upbringing of a person to have an impact on how they respond to a specific art, suggesting that responses to color are often partially understood.
Igniting Desire Through Text: Creative Ideas to Captivate His Attention
Introduction In the digital age of romance, the art of texting has become a powerful tool for kindling desire and building anticipation. Crafting messages that capture his attention and stoke the flames of desire requires a delicate balance of wit, charm, and seduction. Explore these creative ideas to ignite sparks through the screen and leave him yearning for more. 📱🔥
Unveiling the Mysteries of Flirting: Decode His Signals with Expert Insight
Introduction Flirting, the delicate interplay of attraction, often leaves us entangled in a web of uncertainty and anticipation. 🌟 In this enchanting journey of courtship, understanding the subtle cues and gestures becomes paramount. Through the lens of expert insight, let us embark on a voyage to unravel the mysteries of flirtation, empowering you to navigate the realms of romance with confidence and clarity.
As someone who deals in a creative space centered on openness, you'd think I’d be less hesitant to share the many experiences of white privilege and racism that I've encountered in my life. You'd be wrong, though.
The Divine Reset
In the vast tapestry of spiritual practices that grace our world, Yoruba spiritual cleansing stands out as a vibrant thread, weaving together elements of nature, tradition, and divine wisdom. Rooted in the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people of West Africa, this ancient practice offers a profound journey of renewal and connection, guiding practitioners towards inner harmony and alignment with the cosmos. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve deep into the essence of Yoruba spiritual cleansing, uncovering its rituals, purposes, and significance in the modern world.
Why Troubled Children Have an Increased Trauma In Society
As a former "troubled child" I learned two things normal communication even in the 90s was difficult for me. One, I learned no one listens. Two, if I have a meltdown I will be restrained. Most troubled children like myself when restrained by professionals who wouldn't listen to me traumatized me enough but being able to not move embraced with a professional gripping my hands. That was beyond traumatizing. I didn't know this was still a common practice until I overheard one of my peers who is a major in Psychology interning at some nonprofit agency that's similar to the 90s verse of Latch Key.
I Grew Up with Trauma/Racism
Add agism, and some others. ~~~~ I grew up in a town close to three reservations. My dad died when I was 10 years old and we moved out of the city, and didn’t return to the reservation that my mother grew up in. We were living about 1 hour from her childhood home.
Four Personality Types
Personality is like a charioteer with two headstrong horses, each wanting to go in different directions. During personality classification, you might have heard people talking about extroverts and introverts. Extroversion and introversion are two of the most common personality types in society. According to psychologists, in addition to these, two less common personality types also exist, known as ambiverts and omniverts. Whenever some person asks a question about your personality type, it might be possible that you face difficulty in answering. But there is no need to worry if you cannot differentiate between the four personality types.
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