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Turning Point: Part 4

Kyleigh Baltz
in Culture

Cross your heart and say you've never given up That you carried on when every door was shut That you live, you live with no regret! We wear a smile to hide that we’ve been hurt before Keep our disasters in a suitcase by the door, 'Cause you know, you know we’re only human.... Broken ones, Jacquie Lee. Just then somebody knocked and Doctor Foster stepped into the room. "I see you two have met," she stated, Cameron nodded. "Raven, ready for the tour?" she asked, I stood up. I didn't want to do thi...

Ponderings

Anita M.
in Culture

On the cusp of my fiftieth birthday, different friends would ask me how it felt to turn fifty. I gave the same answer to all, it feels the same as 49. Imagine my dismay on the eve of said birthday whe...

Healthy and Healthy for You are Two Different Things

Ann Musico
in Culture

If you were to go on ten different health or weight loss websites, you are likely to find ten different approaches to achieving your goal. One may stress that going vegetarian or vegan is the best die...

Mirror, Mirror

Sarah Sparks
in Beauty

I have a mission for you; a little exercise in self-confidence you might call it. Most women spend a significant portion of their day looking in a mirror and assessing themselves. Usually negatively. ...

Why We Need To Change How We Look At The Face Of Addiction

Brandon Krogel
in Culture

Chances are you know or have interacted with someone who suffers from drug addiction. For me, I've seen it my whole life. I was introduced to this pervading illness and the effect it has on those arou...

How Thinking About Sriracha Sauce Made Me a Happier Person

Bryan Levandowski
in How To

I recently learned of a crazy concept: basking in love. Yes, I realise it sounds like the title of one of those self-help books we love to hate or some a cappella song sung on the final day of a new-a...

Being an Empath

Beth Gibbons
in Culture

My entire life, I felt energies. I was unsure what was going on. I could often walk into a room and immediately pick up who was happy, who was sad, and where any tension was. I grew up thinking I was ...

Autism Isn't Abnormal

Rebecca Sharrock
in Science

The definition of a disability is to be someone with certain characteristics that are different to most people. A neurotypical person on the other hand is defined to have characteristics that fit soci...

Beyond Belief

Michael Thielmann
in Culture

We live in an era where beliefs can be front and center in terms of how we relate to life. What are our beliefs about ourselves, or about life as a whole? Some people have very strong religious or spi...

Turning Point: Part 3

Kyleigh Baltz
in Fiction

How are we on a scale of one to ten? Could you tell me what you see? Do you wanna talk about it? How does that make you feel? Have you ever took a blade to your wrists? Have you been skipping meals? We're gonna try something new today How does that make you feel? Hold me close, don't let go Watch me burn... Hold me close, don't let go Watch me burn... Hold me close, don't let go Watch me burn... In this hospital for souls... Hospital for souls, Bring me the Horizon. Raven's POV: When I woke up I...

Walking the PMDD Labyrinth

Cheeky Minx
in Science

I recently came across a question on a PMDD forum that asked something like, "I just discovered I have PMDD. Please tell me there is something I can do to carry on with my life and responsibilities. A...