All Stories

5 Ways to Self-Care at the Start of the School Season

By Ashley M. Williams--Can you believe how fast the summer goes by? I can’t. Although many of us hate to see the summer rapidly fade away (I am this person), I have to say that for me, the beginning of the school year can be one of the best times of the year.

Taylor Swift’s Trial Verdict Impacts Us All

By Emma Giordano--In the last few weeks, there has been a whirlwind of information regarding singer Taylor Swift’s sexual assault case. While on tour in 2013, Taylor said she was groped during a photo-op by Denver radio host, David Mueller.

When Eating Disorder and Body Positive Fiction Get It Right

By Emma Giordano--Fiction, known to offer many an escape from reality, has also developed into a way for individuals to see themselves in literature.

7 Body-Positive Lessons from My Cat

By Dana Land--The body-positive revolution has started and been backed by the general public, celebrities, professionals and more. With all of the heavy material out there, it’s important to highlight that conversations around recovery and body positivity don’t always have to be heavy-handed. Positive influences come from all sources—even a cat.

My cat, Chief, is 16 years old and is a registered emotional support animal. I have learned some of my greatest body-positive and recovery lessons from caring for him and being cared for by him.

A Tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

By River Ceballos--On July 20, 2017 the music world took a devastating blow as news leaked that Chester Bennington, lead singer of the popular rock band Linkin Park had completed suicide. Two weeks later, I'm still numb to the fact that someone who has helped millions of people get through tough times succumbed to his inner demons. But that mentality isn't rare for men today! 

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