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5 'Star Wars' Quotes to Inspire Recovery

By Grace Bradley--Star Wars, one of the most epic stories of all time, debuted 40 years ago today. A classic example of the hero’s journey, Star Wars has become a staple in our cinematic culture, but the lessons have always gone beyond the screen.

Using Dance to Raise Awareness About Mental Illness

By Noor Aldayeh--It seems as though I’ve been dancing almost as long as I could talk. I can still remember the days of pink tutus and ribbon-tied tap shoes. The unmistakable smell of hairspray on show days, and the adrenaline rush that a successful performance always resulted in.

Diet Culture, Stay Out of My Tea

By Traci Ayub--My mental health necessities include medication, therapy, meditation, exercise, and tea. Drinking herbal tea every day (my favorite is chamomile, but I have an entire cabinet of different teas to choose from) has been a crucial part of my recovery from disordered eating and mental illness.

5 Ways to Stop Stressing Over Having a “Bikini Body”

By Kaitlin Irwin--Are you stressing out about beach season and all the talk about getting the perfect “bikini body?” Our society is definitely obsessed with achieving a specific body shape, and it’s messed up—but there are things that you can do to combat that obsession and make this summer much less stressful.

We Are Beautiful, Mom

By Gracie Mandel--Driving along the winding streets of my childhood neighborhood, my mom sang along to the radio with cheesy popcorn in one hand and a newspaper in the other. Our weekly Saturday morning yard sale adventures had just begun and I was ready to find some treasures.

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