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Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

When life is going smoothly, it’s easy to get comfortable. We humans are always changing and evolving, but we often do so at a slower pace when everything is working well as is. We tend to go through the most drastic changes when we face difficulties and discomfort. We are forced to learn new skills and see things differently in order to solve problems. One bright side of dealing with personal turbulence is that it pushes us to be stronger than we knew we could be.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine