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PMDD: Catalyst to Awakening?

Cheeky Minx
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For the millions of women coping with symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) every month, life can feel like a never-ending challenge. One week, you’re up. Then the next three, you’re rapi...

The Purpose of Life

Ksenia Kozhenkova
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How can one answer a question that has been asked by each person on this planet? What is the purpose of life, of our being, of existing, of everything? Let's assume that the purpose of all simply does...

Read, Talk, Then... Write

Reniel Barroso
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I’ve been writing for approximately 5 years now. I write not as frequently as a blogger or a typical writer does but I write articles for my work as a mechanical engineer in an engineering design firm...

Running Away from Myself

Amba Em
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We live in a society where we are more educated, more advanced, and more aware of ourselves and the world we live in, yet we are still oblivious to so much that we should know. My story today is regar...

Why I Decided to Not Be Like Everyone Else!

Jacquelyn Miccolis
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In a world, full of “carbon copy” people, I decided to be me! I refuse to conform to being who others tell me I should be. Instead, I stand on my own two feet, marching to the beat of my own drum. As ...

Turning Point: Part 4

Kyleigh Baltz
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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.
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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
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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...

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

Brandon Krogel
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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...

Being an Empath

Beth Gibbons
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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 ...

Beyond Belief

Michael Thielmann
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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...

Dancing With Death—Frightening and Freaky Facts About Crystal Meth Addiction

Marlene Affeld
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EscapeMeth.com reports, “Once stereotyped as a 'biker drug,' meth has a broad new consumer base. It is commonly used by the gay community, blue collar workers, young professionals, college students, m...

Living with Depression and Anxiety

Sarah Sparks
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I suffer from several mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, disordered eating, and neurotic issues. Over the last several years, I fell into a black hole of depression ...

The Assignment That Got Too Personal

Isobel Ledger
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When you're a theatre student, everything is personal. It's impossible for it not to be because you feel everything you say and you, in turn, say what you feel. During my time at college studying Acti...

Marvel & Fending Off Weltschmertz

Michelle Espinosa
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Did anybody else notice how solemn Marvel's film Captain America Civil War is? The tone and mood are very grim. Yet, can Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the writers, be blamed? Think about it?...

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

Cheryl S
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Breathe in, breathe out. It's all about the cycle. I've had symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was five years old. I've been accused of faking it, or being an unwitting slave to t...