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

It feels as if there’s a never-ending barrage of upsetting news from around the world. It’s so hard trying to balance needing to be informed and trying not to lose your mind from hopelessness. That’s also why it’s important to be vigilant in caring for yourself, physically and mentally. Here are some tips on how to best do that.

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