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The Hardest Resolution I’ve Ever Made: Stop Parenting From Fear

The Hardest Resolution I’ve Ever Made: Stop Parenting From Fear

Resolutions! Lose weight. Write a book. Read long, classic novels. Volunteer somewhere. Noble and righteous, good-person, headline-making resolutions. I long for them, these trendy resolutions full of moxie with their accompanying hashtags and meet-up groups. Join us each Sunday at the bay, the profile says We’ll spend a half hour cleaning the shoreline and thenContinue Reading

Do You REALLY Support Our Veterans if you Support Trump?

Do You REALLY Support Our Veterans if you Support Trump?

Excluding actual veterans of war, whose decisions are based upon lived experiences, how can anyone who supports the vitriol and anti-veteran rhetoric of our President-elect claim to support veterans of war this Veteran’s Day? Every veteran of war I have ever known fought because they considered it necessary for the good of humanity. Way back when I was a youngContinue Reading

The Neurological Effects of Telling Victims to Love Their Abusers, Oppressors, and Perpetrators

The Neurological Effects of Telling Victims to Love Their Abusers, Oppressors, and Perpetrators

It seems that we in the U.S. have become accustomed to the tragedies of abuse, oppression, and assault. It is a tragedy within these tragedies that our response to horrors such as mass shootings, campus rape, violence and oppressive rhetoric are completely predictable nowadays. First, we respond with well-honed shock, and then panic, followed by assumptions, manyContinue Reading

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

  We all know what Trump means when he claims that he wants to make America great again. He longs for the days when bigotry was applauded and when protesters to bigotry were escorted out on stretchers (Trump code for dead). That much is clear. A typical and understandable response I hear regarding all the open bigotry theseContinue Reading

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