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Holding Your Own Space As A Leader

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Posted by Nisha Moodley At the airport one recent morning, I heard a flustered mother say to her child, “I’m not going to give you any breakfast unless you stop crying.” My heart sank. As a mother myself, I can empathize with how intensely frustrating parenting can be at times. But I also imagined what […]

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How Writing Saved Me From Suicide

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Posted by Kenmari Howell In 2003, my best friend and first love killed himself. He would have turned 39 on Flag Day. He did it because he wanted to see more of his newborn son and his ex wouldn’t let him, so he shot himself. His death didn’t punish his ex—it punished his son and […]

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The Past Does Not Define Us

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Posted by Dave Ursillo “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson The past does not define us; what does is only what we choose to be. We are slaves to the past only by our choosing. For it is only […]

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Trauma-Informed Parenting: What You Should Know

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Retrieved from     http://fosteringperspectives.org/fpv18n1/know.htm Annette and her daughter, June, were walking into the store. Suddenly June froze. Her body was rigid with fear. She refused to take another step and in a shaky voice asked to leave. On the way home she cried quietly, unable to explain. After that day, Annette made an effort to […]