Tag: the ninth child

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Deconstructing vs Detangling

I know a lot of people who have deconstructed their faith to the point that they no longer go to church or even believe in God anymore. Deconstruction left them without anything to rebuild. I get it. I’ve been at that same fork in the road, and very...

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Bold

Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com Have you chosen a word for 2024? This trend interests me because I find it much more relatable than resolutions. To me, resolutions feel like pressure, sadness, and unmet expectations. They feel like...

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Walking Wounded

I'm going back to therapy. I'm not even a little embarrassed about that, because seeking help with my mental health is as normal and automatic as going to PT for my ankle, or going to get my teeth cleaned, or going to a yoga class.

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Is it Camping, or is it Glamping?

Everyone has trauma recovery work to do. That’s ok; there are so many different ways we can be hurt, so there needs to be more than one way to heal. But, if someone assumes they know best how you should heal, without considering the complexities of...