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Fascinating FBI Statistics on Violent Crime + How it Pertains to Mental Health

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”   (Mahatma Gandhi)   Are people who are mentally ill inherently more violent?  Is someone like me, who lives with bipolar disorder, more likely to commit a violent crime than someone who doesn’t? …

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Encouraging body autonomy in children— Why is it so important?

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. -Nelson Mandela How are we treating our children, or the children we care for? Are we speaking kindly to them? Are we making sure they are clothed? Making sure they have nutritious food to eat? This post contains …

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Keeping yourself safe in times of crisis

How to stay safe in times of crisis- Why it’s more important than ever

Are you a true crime junkie? Do you get exhilarated listening to dark tales of conspiracy, or, even darker, murder? Do you secretly wish you could help a grisly old cold case detective digitize his case files? Just me? I’m not just a true crime junkie, but a Crime Junkie, with capital letters. . This …

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Showing Gratitude on Thanksgiving

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous I love this one too: “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette I love these quotes, especially …

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Amazing Self Care Ideas: 10 Ways You Can Beat Holiday Stress

I’m not sure if I’m writing this post more for me or for you. After all, I’ve been incredibly stressed and looking for an outlet for it. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a fraud. I offer all these pieces of wisdom, and lately, I just can’t seem to get my life together. **This …

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Depression & Parenting Styles: Living With a Partner Who Parents Differently than You

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” (Jane D. Hull) **This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** What kind of parent are you? Do you wear …

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Navigating Depression After Divorce: 9 Must Have Tips

**This post contains affiliate links. That means of you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** “When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at least, begun to.”— Helen Rowland Divorce is …

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