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Hope is Real! · 3W ago

Expressing Gratitude for Bipolar Disorder

And now, isn't it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God?  You're more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, ...
Hope is Real! · 2M ago

What An Ally Looks Like

Nobody's free until everybody's free. - Fannie Lou Hamer Recently I read an article from the queer point of view and was surprised at how many people were defensive about the advice given.  ...
Hope is Real! · 3M ago

The Hearing Voices Network Introduced Me To First World Trauma

Let us not ask, "What is wrong with you?" but, " What happened to you?"I recently took a life-changing, empowering, and validating training to be a support group facilitator for the Hearing ...
Hope is Real! · 3M ago

Accepting The Limitations Of Creativity

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn't get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations.  (388, The Message Bi...
Hope is Real! · 4M ago

Call or Write Senator Isakson

The new healthcare bill has many harmful parts to it that are concerning to me.  Here is a nice summary of what they are:1. It allows health insurance companies to charge older Americans up ...
Hope is Real! · 4M ago

Metro Atlanta Eating Disorder Resources

Since I am in recovery from an eating disorder, I get asked about eating disorder resources in the Metro Atlanta area from time to time.  Recently, I decided to compile them in a list so I c...
Hope is Real! · 4M ago

Tips on Navigating The System

When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn't do but on what God said he would do.  (315, The Message Bible) I was rece...
Hope is Real! · 5M ago

Rising Out Of Fire

In my creative writing activity at the center where I work, I had peers write their thoughts in response to this picture: This is what I wrote:It used to be that all I could think of was my...
Hope is Real! · 6M ago

Shrill by Lindy West - A Book Review

Saturday, I and thousands of other people, will be marching all over the United States, raising our voices to tell Donald Trump that we will not let his administration take away our rights. ...
Hope is Real! · 6M ago

All Emotions Are Okay

It is only the women whose eyes have been washed clear with tears who get the broad vision that makes them little sisters to all the world.  ~ Dorothy Dix In this age of social media, it is ...