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

Growing up, I always tried to be the perfect child.

Living my life so rigidly filled me with anxiety that I still carry with me today.

I worried that if I let go the whole world would come crashing down and it would be all my fault.

As I grew older I tried to find the pivotal turning point in my life where I went from happy carefree kid to worrisome young adult.

Fat and anorexic: Everyone praised me for my weight loss but I was sicker than I’d ever been

This dangerous disorder can hurt anyone, regardless of weight, class, race or gender

Citrine, Lapis Lazuli and more: an illustrated guide to healing crystals

These crystals will fix my life ... right?