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It Ends With Me :: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Abuse happens. The broken reality is that physical abuse happens in foster care. Sexual abuse happens within relationships that are considered safe. Emotional abuse and neglect happens to children at the hands of their parents. Verbal abuse happens in lunch rooms or at bus stops.  But facing the realities and having tough conversations often does not […]

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My Secret Relationship with Suicide

My secret relationship with suicide started as a child. I remember being little, like before starting school little, and praying to start life over. I would make little bargains in my head promising to be better if I could just have a different life. The reasons for that are not important, but it was the […]

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Why I Got Help

I like to consider myself a strong, well put-together person. I manage my household for the most part, have been married for fourteen years, have two well-rounded kids, work full time, and have never struggled with any mental health issues. I am pretty much always on: I try to always be there for my friends, […]

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When it Isn’t Depression :: The Other Postpartum Mood Disorders

I suffered greatly after my second child was born.  Postpartum depression is not talked about nearly enough. Over the past few years, brave celebrity moms have shared their experiences, and we’re only starting to see cracks in the stigma that have surrounded this pervasive problem.  As little as postpartum depression is discussed, the other postpartum mood […]

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Changing My Inner Voice

“Yes you can, yes you will.” “Breathe through it.” “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” These are things I often tell my clients while teaching barre class. When the moves get challenging and I see clients starting to give up, I try to push them to get through it. I want them […]

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