Tag: connection

I Once Forgave Someone Because of Stars

My Forgiveness Story He was my high school bully, he was one of many. He stood out because he could reach the most vulnerable parts of me, the places where I still expressed hope and confidence, and make them seem ugly. I transferred schools because of him, and the next year he was there, the

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5 Ways to Binge Watch a TV Show for Catharsis

How can binge watching TV shows can be good for your mental health? Through cathartic emotional purging and empathetic observation, you can use your time in front of the TV to work through your issues, and here’s how… Catharsis According to Aristotle’s Poetics catharsis is the purification of the emotions by vicarious experience. The psychotherapy definition is

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Untold Stories and Acceptance

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This morning I was struck by the realization that while the internet can be a volatile and scary place, there are some people who have discovered safe little corners where they can connect with others and feel safe enough to share their lives and their stories. I find sharing online tremendously difficult and often feel embarrassed by it,

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What Mad Wizardry is this? ASMR & Non-Verbal Communication

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ASMRtists, Mad Wizardry, and Non-Verbal Communication I watched this video and I felt like I had stumbled upon the YouTube channel of a 2000-year-old wizard. Obviously, the first choice in a career for an ancient wizard in the body of a young British man would be in ASMR YouTube videos. What else would he do? But Seriously… What

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This is Ophelia Blue

This is her first post and V&E’s first tribe member.
Ophelia is writing her truth from her own voice and her own unique perspective.

When You Are Old

When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But

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