Addictions are insidious, greatly painful and slightly frightful to fight with. It’s likely that you have yourself experienced addictive tendencies in the past, or have seen someone in your close circle undergo this. It might be the case that you’re experiencing a debilitating addiction right now, and you’ve noticed it impede every little part of your life to the point where you’re completely … [Read more...] about Beginner’s Guide To Help You Overcome Addiction
Why is it that in the darkest of times, we look for the brightest of things? (Literally) I'm asking because I'm not sure myself - yet that is exactly what I did on the beach, alone with my mother in April 2005... These are five amazing actors that are telling my story next week at Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Short Play Contest. The scene they are reenacting...was one of the hardest … [Read more...] about I Was Abused and I Told My Mother the Sky Was Blue: How the Sky Saved Us From Trauma
Traveling is one of the most important and beneficial things you could do with your life. I am not just talking about traveling abroad either (although that is great if you have the opportunity), I am referring to packing a bag and go somewhere that you have never been. Traveling can show you more things about the world than any person, story or book ever could. Being a millennial with so few … [Read more...] about Satisfy Your Wanderlust: Why Traveling is So Important
Everyone has a place in sexual assault prevention. According to RAINN, an average of 68% of assaults in the last five years were not reported. Together, we can help all survivors come forward to share their story and heal. The Stifling Problem Sexual assault is a serious problem in our society, and one of the most important things we can do is know how to best support a survivor. You … [Read more...] about What to Say (and Not Say) to a Survivor of Sexual Assault
"Yesterday someone, after reading something I wrote for The Shriver Report, said, “You’re over Roy’s death, right?” The question took me by surprise and at first, I was sort of offended. Then I realized that in my writing, no one sees the struggle. They read it online and it looks polished. The reader never sees me put my pen down, and walk away from my table with tears running down my face. It … [Read more...] about Healing After Grief #LikeaGirl: Interview with Kristin Meekhof
My whole life I imagined what it would be like to swim with dolphins in the deep blue sea, free from restriction, interacting with them, hearing their sonar language, witnessing their behaviors, feeling their connection eye to eye and taking part in their lives for a brief moment in time. Nothing can describe the peace and thrill of swimming with dolphins, especially when they connect with you … [Read more...] about Wanda B. Simmons Sacred Dolphin Swim: Day One
Wanda Simmons is a licensed acupuncturist in Connecticut and Hawaii as well as an Instructor in Martial Arts. She moved to Hawaii in 2010 to follow her life long dream of calling Kauai her home. Last year, she returned from Kauai due to the progression of her mother's health concerns. Since then, her mother has made a big turn around and she is residing in Connecticut. In July 2013, she will … [Read more...] about Women’s Appreciation Series Presents Wanda Simmons!
Reiki (pronounced "RAY-key") is a form of energy healing where the healer places her hands on your body and channels universal energy through herself into you. Reiki energy can help heal you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and can contribute to wellness on all those levels. A Reiki session normally takes about an hour, and depending on your needs you might want to schedule a … [Read more...] about Reiki: Healing With Universal Life Energy