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Sexual assault is a pervasive problem in the United States, including in the Armed Forces. Through our conversation with Lucie Piper, we hope to bring knowledge to the public and be an overall resource for military sexual trauma (MST) victims and the community to help individuals they love. This topic isn’t spoken about enough. In […]

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This episode is a conversation about loss, grief, and fitness with Julia Steier. Julia lost her husband in 2013 to rare liver cancer when she was 28 years old. In the months and years afterward, Julia used her grief to create positive lifestyle changes. She has been involved in NCAA Athletics for 14 years and […]

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Having faith in God is sometimes difficult. The belief that “Everything happens for a reason” can feel disheartening and dismissive to personal traumas. In this episode, our guest, Pastor Tom Wojnarowski, and I focus on this issue. Pastor Tom has a passion for his helping people grow as individuals and as followers of Jesus. In […]

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Vasundhra Gupta is a spiritual writer, coach, and speaker, who aims to simplify spirituality and help you find your spiritual shenanigans. Despite our religious differences, Vasundhra and I are both people who sought out the answers we desired and thus, experienced spiritual awakenings through different beliefs.  Vasundhra offers unconventional and affordable spiritual workshops as well […]

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Boundaries protect your personal self by setting a clear line between what is me and what is not me. A lack of boundaries opens the door for others to determine your thoughts, feelings, and needs. Defining boundary is a process of determining what behavior you will accept from others and what you will not. Setting […]

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Abraham Sculley and Fani Rondon are both passionate mental health advocates who have been working together for over three years. They focus on promoting mental health awareness and eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. Due to their different cultural and racial backgrounds, Abraham as a Black man and Fani as an Afro-Latina woman, bring […]

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Have you heard of radical acceptance? Maybe by your therapist or perhaps on social media? With radical acceptance, I overcame and heal from self-defeating thoughts, hurt, toxic relationships, anxiety, and depression. Radical acceptance is when you stop fighting reality, stop responding with impulsive or destructive behaviors when things aren’t going the way you want them […]

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Toxic behavior doesn’t just inflict hurt; it damages well-being, prompting us to believe that it reflects how others see us.  In high school, I remember a social media platform that you can submit comments about someone anonymously. The user could log in and see what others have posted about them. I remember specifically a comment […]

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This is a bold statement, and there are feelings that are unhealthy, for example, suicidal thoughts. In this blog, I am talking about society and social media always having the expectation of happiness. Negative emotions like fear, sadness, and anger are a basic part of life and sometimes we struggle with how to deal with […]

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Worry is something that we all experience. It could be about financial security, our future, security, relationships, or health.  Worry is that sense of insecurity, unease, and fear over what negative events may happen – as unrealistic as these concerns maybe – is one of the most unpleasant emotions that you can experience as a […]

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