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The Little Things

The Little Things

It’s the morning after one of the most divisive and painful presidential election cycles. I opened my social media newsfeed to read words of anger, disappointment, disgust and for some, celebration and a sigh of relief. This post is not about discussing the possibility of an apocalyptic Donald Trump presidency nor is it about white privilege, how Bernie should have been the democratic nominee, the sleeping giant of Conservative America, or making America great again. This post is about helping ...

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Denim Day Milwaukee – April 27th

From the Denim Day Website (www.denimdayinfo.org)

What is Denim Day?

For the past 17 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, ...

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Eros & Thanatos: the Psychic ‘Force’ and Drive for Balance

Before I start, I have to be transparent and say that I’m not a huge fan of Freud. When the average person thinks of Freud, it is usually met with a scoff and a joke about their mother. However much you like or dislike Freud, we must agree that he was on to something.

Freud identifies two drives that both coincide and conflict within the individual and among individuals.  Eros is the drive of life, love, creativity, and sexuality, self-satisfaction, and ...

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Losing Yourself this Thanksgiving (and finding yourself again)

Losing Yourself this Thanksgiving (and finding yourself again)

I know I have not written a blog post in quite some time. To be honest, I have missed writing and sharing my reflections with all of you. My process for writing this post very much mirrors what I want to portray and what exactly I want to say. These past months with school in full swing, I found myself behind with this need to catch up or rather, a sensation or feeling of being behind. While I could easily ...

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