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The overwhelming support for Black Lives Matter has been great. However, we can’t only stand up for what’s right when racism takes place in its most extreme forms of homicide and brutality. Racism starts out as the subtle comments heard in everyday life, which can traumatize many, if not all, people of color. Racism isContinue reading “Short Statement on Racism”
*Trigger warning: discussion of sexual abuse When we think of poverty, we think of what is in the wallet. However, the poor talk about what is in the mind and heart (1). In ‘The Working Poor: Invisible in America’, David Shipler exposes the turmoil of millions of working-class Americans who were born into injustice yetContinue reading “Mental Trauma of the Working Class: Solutions to Oppression, Sexual Violence, and Malnutrition”
The above attachment is a policy paper I wrote in early 2019 about Eating Disorders (EDs) as a public health crisis, and how policies and population health interventions could be developed to resolve this issue. EDs are life-threatening medical illnesses that affect millions globally. ED sufferers are at greater risk for mental co-morbidities such asContinue reading “Policy Development for Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders”
Sitting on a soft carpet warmed by sunlight coming through large windows that boasted a cloudless blue sky, I took a bite of my fresh strawberry and peanut butter toast. Taking another bite of my privilege, I started to label myself much more in that way – privileged. What a luxury to have during thisContinue reading ““At Least I Have a Roof Over My Head” – Is Comparing Your Suffering Actually Useful?”
And people stayed at home And read books And listened And they rested And did exercises And made art and played And learned new ways of being And stopped and listened More deeply Someone meditated, someone prayed Someone met their shadow And people began to think differently And people healed. And in the absence ofContinue reading ““And People Stayed At Home…””
COVID-19 is a novel experience for everyone. It’s not surprising if we’re experiencing some anxiety or uncertainty about life currently as unpredictable events rapidly unfold. We may be experiencing dramatic work changes, including *job loss, and feel that some of our hobbies have to be discontinued. We may also experience a loss of purpose dueContinue reading “Combating Anxiety, Panic, and Loss of Purpose During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
“Unresolved trauma maintains eating disorders as it makes affected people much more susceptible to stress and pain” — Steph Tan. This is a personal article I wrote for Project Heal, one of America’s largest platforms for eating disorder advocacy. I wanted to share a story about the importance of childhood trauma in impacting in mentalContinue reading “Eating Disorder Recovery Article – Project Heal”
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