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A Picture of an Abusive Relationship – Part 1

If someone had taken a picture of me during my time in an abusive relationship – there would be just me, a smiling, young coed, trying to find her path to success at a...
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A Picture of an Abusive Relationship – Part 2

After enduring this abuse for so long, I had finally ended it. But my emotional suffering didn't stop there. Then, one afternoon I returned to my apartment with a friend to pick up my mail...

Stuck in a Job and You Can’t Get Out

Many of us work out of necessity. So finding a job or a company you love isn’t as easy as you might think. Sometimes a job isn’t what you thought it was going to...

The Borderline Mom You Didn’t Know You Knew

I'm a Mom Just Like You I'm a good Mom.  And I also have Borderline Personality Disorder. It has to do with my ability to regulate my emotions which are sometimes intense. Being diagnosed in my...

The Rise of Anti-Semitism in the United States

Anti-Semitism is still alive and occurring frequently. There are people in this country who would like to exterminate all Jews. These people would like to see the Jews murdered in a gas chamber the...
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Living On the Edge of Poverty

When you hear the word poverty, what do you think of? Poor? Homeless? Dirty? Uneducated? Let me paint a different picture for you. I am one of the millions of people living on the edge of...

The Ripple Effect: How My Body Image Issues Influenced My Daughter (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1. “I don’t talk about my weight!”  I said. “You do. A lot. Maybe you don’t realize it, but every time we have dinner and you refuse something you always say something like, ‘Mommy...

The Ripple Effect: How My Body Image Issues Influenced My Daughter (Part 1)

Growing up, I never worried about my weight. I was naturally thin and incredibly active. I participated in extracurriculars and spent a lot of time doing physical activities. You can imagine my surprise when...

The Mom Penalty: When Opportunity Knocks and You Can’t Answer

When Opportunity Knocks and You Can’t Answer Opportunity knocks. Unexpectedly. Excitement, fear and anxiety rise up from deep within my belly. Decisions, life-changing ones, must be made, quickly. My brain is like a tug-of-war. One side,...