A crying child on the playground after being bullied.

Bullying – How It Hurts Us And My Story

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“Will I be OK today? Or will they hurt me?” I remember thinking that everyday when I woke up as a kid. I have put off writing this for a long time. I avoided it. It’s the most fucking painful part of my life thus far. Excuse the anger and sadness inside, but hey, they make for good release and …

I’m Tired of Being Afraid – How can I Break Free and Change my Beliefs?

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When an elephant is young, if a trainer puts a chain around its leg and restrains it from moving far, the young elephant will initially try to escape. After trying for a while, the animal realises that escaping is futile and gives in to the restraint, enabling the trainer to control the elephant for the rest of its life.  From …

15 Things I Learned (or Re-Learned) about Life from Grad School

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Coming to the end of my Master’s I originally felt depressed, annoyed, and angry that I hadn’t done all that I originally set out to do. But thanks to some outside sources, I was told that the degree isn’t about getting the exact goal done, it’s more about the learning involved. You learn how to do research. But I learned …

Shame and Hurt in Dating – Meeting Eachother’s Needs as the Solution

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Most of us are pretty stupid when it comes to dating. We’re so afraid of getting hurt that we put up fronts, defences, tests, and issues which amount to an incredible amount of energy invested only to result in us never getting what we truly want – someone who cares and loves us for who we are. Someone who wants …

Authentic Expression, Communication, and Vulnerability – Are You Saying What You Really Feel, Think, and Want?

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In beginning to read Brené Brown’s book Daring Greatly, I can already tell I’m going to put it in my top reads. The centric focus is the concept of vulnerability and how it is the true measure of the courage a person has. By vulnerability, Brown means expressing yourself without a filter as you truly desire, whether positive or negative, …

Priorities – What are the Most Important Things in Your Life?

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For the past while I’ve been getting pain in my wrists while drumming, a passion of mine for over thirteen years. Only my left wrist hurt after playing and this only started when I changed kits upon moving cities around a year and a half ago. It has been getting worse and worse. Recently, my wrists have been hurting continuously …