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Brains Down the Hall We were sitting on the couch when I felt a hole blow through the top of my skull. I slumped down to the patina rug and crawled like a devil to the bathroom and cried as the roa…

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Brains Down the Hall We were sitting on the couch when I felt a hole blow through the top of my skull. I slumped down to the patina rug and crawled like a devil to the bathroom and cried as the roa…

Dog Training Tips - Train Your Dog Dog Runs, Dog Park, Dog Training Tips, Training Exercises, Beautiful Dogs, Melanie Martinez, Dog Friends, Dog Owners, I Love Him

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by John Reinhart more than man can understand only a dog can understand how it is possible to remain entirely loyal, from whipping tail to fierce bark, and yet fall completely in love again and aga…

In the Ancestors’ Woods – Open Thought Vortex

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I didn’t expect tonight to be one of those nights where I was up while being buried alive. Clutching at my throat, red marks, heaving while trying to catch a breath. Yet, none-the-less, here …

I Like Blow Pops But I Don’t Like the Gum I said one night, as we sucked on the lollipops you bought at the bodega. That was Monday and we thought we’d be adventurous, you with green apple, … The Bodega, Heart And Mind, First Night, Like Me, Watermelon, Lollipops, Thoughts, Canning, Fruit

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I Like Blow Pops But I Don’t Like the Gum I said one night, as we sucked on the 25cent lollipops you bought at the bodega. That was Monday and we thought we’d be adventurous, you with green apple, …

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Do you encounter problems in your Romantic Relationship? Is your love life coming to an end? Reasons Why I Love You, Love You More, My Love, Sunset Wallpaper, Couple Wallpaper, Love Quotes For Her, Love Yourself Quotes, Christian Love, Christian Quotes

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I saw my first naked woman when I was 9, thanks to a kid named Jimmy, whose father had a collection of Playboy magazines under the bed. While his parents were at the grocery store, Jimmy yanked out…

TW: domestic violence The second part of my story begins in the latter half of winter in February We were settling into our new home, and being the alcohol enthusiasts that we were, most days… Awareness Ribbons, Cancer Awareness, Abusive Relationship, Relationships, Fairy Tales For Kids, Heart And Mind, Domestic Violence, Love And Marriage, Strong

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TW: domestic violence The second part of my story begins in the latter half of winter in February 2006. We were settling into our new home, and being the alcohol enthusiasts that we were, most days…

Trusting God is a vital aspect of the Christian life. Our relationship with God revolves around our Trust in Him. We trust God because of who He is in our lives. Meditation Images, Free Meditation, Bhagavad Gita, Christian Life, Christian Quotes, Faith Is The Substance, Angel Images, Important Things In Life, Faith Hope Love

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Dear Readers, Faith is a tenuous topic for me. I have a history of religious trauma, conservative rigidity and ritual divestment. The word “faith” triggers a series of complex memories …

Spiritual Reality of Life - Life's Lessons n Reflections Mantra, The Tickler, Katherine Paterson, Ecclesiastes 12, Lawrence Welk, Spiritual Reality, Reality Of Life, Sound Healing, Heart And Mind

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Trigger warning: sexual abuse, violence Faith is something which our world polarizes in this modern age, with dogmatic rule still prevalent and the complete rejection of God becoming an ideology al…

 The first time grandma took me to the airport in Rio de Janeiro, I threw a tantrum like she’d never seen. I threw myself on the ground, pulled out my hair, tried to bite chunks of flesh ou…

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Part I. The first time grandma took me to the airport in Rio de Janeiro, I threw a tantrum like she’d never seen. I threw myself on the ground, pulled out my hair, tried to bite chunks of flesh ou…

Change for a Ten: Faith and Perspective at a Pearl Jam Show Heart And Mind, Pearl Jam, Perspective, Mindfulness, Faith, Change, Magazine, Thoughts, Posts

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By Stacia M. Fleegal TW for brief mentions of physical and verbal abuse I decided a long time ago that art is the source of my faith—in humanity, in beauty, and in the possibility for transformatio…

by Thomas Ives There are a lot of people that share their opinions on how to fix the problems of the world. Some say it begins with parenting or maybe even better laws. I say it all begins with sho… Spiritual Values, Human Values, Mental Health Resources, Heart And Mind, Compassion, Christianity, Spirituality, Mindfulness, Faith

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by Thomas Ives There are a lot of people that share their opinions on how to fix the problems of the world. Some say it begins with parenting or maybe even better laws. I say it all begins with sho…

Like many mothers across America, I’ve watched Disney’s Frozen at least a million times and silently seethe each time Hans pulls the jerk move on Princess Ana. Warm Hug, Heart And Mind, Olaf, Your Life, Hugs, Mothers, Champion, At Least, Frozen

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Like many mothers across America, I’ve watched Disney’s Frozen at least a million times and silently seethe each time Hans pulls the jerk move on Princess Ana. Now that my little …

by Asha French On the morning after the police kill Philando Castile, I find myself in the temple of my brother’s barbershop. I am determined to get the cut I’ve talked about for months, the cut I … And Justice For All, Writing Courses, Heart And Mind, Positive Life, Barbershop, Self Improvement, Your Life, Temple, Police

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by Asha French On the morning after the police kill Philando Castile, I find myself in the temple of my brother’s barbershop. I am determined to get the cut I’ve talked about for months, the cut I …

I love this story! Amy Ostreicher is such an amazing woman! She's been through years and years of trauma, including sexual assault and medical trauma, but she has fought back. She really is a warrior!

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By Amy Oestreicher I’ve always thought myself capable of overcoming anything. Overcoming illness meant waiting for a fever to go down. Illness was a stuffy nose – a sick-day, an excuse to miss a d…

Dear Friends and Family.Stop Bugging the Gestating Woman (Please!) A note to the well-meaning people in my life

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Part 3: (trigger warning) Having gone through that first bout of violence was a shock to me. It’s something I hadn’t witnessed in my entire life. Violence of such ferocity. I mea…