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Loving Him Didn’t Heal Either of Us – Or Make Him Love Me Back

If it weren’t for him, I’m not sure I would have learned this to the…

How Learning To #BuildALadder Can Help Mitigate Your Depression

By Kelsey Morgan When one of my favorite YouTubers, Martina Stawski of Simon and Martina…

What Body Neutral Means to Me

Last weekend I was cleaning out my closet, and I came across a pair of…

I’m Still Living with PTSD from My Father’s ‘Punishments’

**Trigger warnings for abuse and suicidal thoughts** By anonymous I’ve been attending psychotherapy for just…

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Sometimes a Quiet, Happy Life is Ambitious

I never used to think of myself as an ambitious person. Anyone who judges me…

Prince Harry Shows There’s Power in Showing Our Vulnerability

Recently, Prince Harry announced that he has been in counseling after years of not addressing…

Not All Dreamers Have Their Heads in the Clouds

As long as I can remember, my life has been peppered with the notion of…

“Hidden Figures” And The Importance Of Telling Stories About Women

In the prologue of Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly writes, “As a callow eighteen-year-old leaving…

How Serial Dating Became An Unexpected Form Of Self-Empowerment

One of my favorite bloggers, Leandra Medine, recently wrote an incredible article about the things…

Saying Goodbye to My Childhood Home And Safetynet

It’s hard to know how to feel when your parents inform you they are moving…

I Didn’t Believe In Miracles Until My Family Got One

When you’re 23, you don’t expect life to throw you many unexpected curve balls. There…

Cheryl Strayed’s Truth Bombs Inspired Me To “Write The Thing I Needed To Read”

by Marie Hansen I thought I might have to sit on the floor. I heard…

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I Chose the Family I Need, Not the One I’m Born To

Like many people who live in rural areas, I grew up working on my family…

Astrology Skeptics Read Their Birth Charts: Chaos Ensues

     It’s a well-known fact that I’m no skeptic of astrology. Anyone who has…

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My College Best Friends Showed Me What Love Feels Like

When I left home for college, I thought I knew one thing for sure: I…

Here’s to Twenty One Pilots: The Band That Saved Me

In a matter of months, Twenty One Pilots have become a household name. You’ve probably…

The Dating Advice We Already Know, But Actually Need To Accept

I get it. Dating advice is soo annoying in that it can seem much more simpler than it…

What It’s Like Being An Only Child In A Big Family

I was driving home with my mom after Thanksgiving when I started thinking about how…

Celebrating the Holidays in Memory of my Grandparents

It wasn’t until this year, and I was facing the holiday season without three of…

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How Open Is Too Open When It Comes To Open Relationships?

Until very recently, I found myself passionately advocating for open relationships—when I get passionate, my…