Mental Illness/Trauma

The Silent Agony of Staying Thin — At All Costs

For many women, being thin is worshipped like no other physical attribute.
Not your hair, not your muscles, not your voice. The greatest compliment a woman can hear (at least according to some)? “You look like you’ve lost weight…”.

How A Woman Feels Around A Harvey Weinstein

I’ve never met Harvey Weinstein. Nor am I likely to do so in this lifetime.

If you haven’t heard his name in the last week, you’ve been under the aforesaid rock. He’s been allegedly accused by multiple women of sexual assault or harassment.

What Is “Self-Compassion”? How To Learn To Connect With Your Own Pain

Sometimes painful emotions feel like they may kill you.
Perhaps J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame said it best.
“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”

How To Support Someone With Depression. What To Say And What Not To Say

When you have a cold, the guy who sits next to you at work says, “Hey, you sound better.”

If you recently had a baby, your neighbor smiles and asks, “Are you getting any sleep yet?”

If your mom’s chemo has ended, your friends want to know,  “What did the doctors say? How’s she doing?”

Is Perfectly Hidden Depression Real? Or Is It My Personality?

How does your personality develop? It’s a mixture of your genetic makeup, what you receive (or don’t receive) from your family in childhood — what kind of safety and nurturing they provided — what your experience is of your culture and the world around you in the years to come.

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