“Pure” Sexual Assault: Letter to a State Lawmaker

“Pure” Sexual Assault: Letter to a State Lawmaker

You know what one of the coolest things about having a passion is? The fact that when others learn about this passion, they immediately think of you when they read something regarding it. So yesterday, this article was brought to my attention. In it, Representative...

How to Make an Anti-Resolution for 2016

How to Make an Anti-Resolution for 2016

New Year, New You! Ugh. How many times have we seen that heading before:  "New Year, New You!"  For about two weeks now, I've been listening to advertisements promising all sorts of delights and benefits specifically aimed at this idea: Last year was horrible. And...

Mental Health, Movements and Ink: Just the Basics

Mental Health, Movements and Ink: Just the Basics

This piece was originally published on Many Kind Regards. It is being republished here with the permission of the site owner, as well as the author. Hello December! You have no idea how happy I am to see you! If I’ve been a little quieter than usual, I do apologize....

Why Don’t They Just Leave? And Four Reasons They Stay.

Why Don’t They Just Leave? And Four Reasons They Stay.

Why Don't They Just Leave?! This is THE question when it comes to domestic violence, isn't it? Why don't they just leave? I’ve heard this question from audience members and even well-meaning curious friends and family over the years. However this question came to the...

Advice From Friends: When Not to Listen

Advice From Friends: When Not to Listen

This piece was originally published on EngagedMarriage.com. Have you ever asked your friends and family what they think of your spouse? Have they ever offered up an opinion regardless of you asking for it? Should you listen to what they say? And if so, how seriously...

Choosing to See the Silver

Choosing to See the Silver

The last, and some would say, ultimate freedom we have as individuals is to choose how we respond to situations and circumstances that cross our paths. In fact, one of my favorite authors and philosophers, Viktor Frankl, argued that this freedom of choice and choosing...

Why The Moral Outrage, America?

Why The Moral Outrage, America?

Before you start reading, I need you to go track down your nearest string of pearls and get ready to clutch those bad boys tight, because what I’m going to tell you will leave you in a state of permanent shock at its abject horror: Cheating and infidelity are issues...

How To Respond to Negative Feedback

How To Respond to Negative Feedback

Mark Twain is often credited with the following quote: "If you're not pissing somebody off, you're not doing your job." I have no idea if Mark Twain actually said those words or not (as I’ve also seen them credited to a handful of other people). Nevertheless, the...

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