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Creating Hope

A co-worker shared a beautiful quote with me that will forever be ingrained in my memory and follow me in everything I do: “the future belongs to those who create hope for the next generation.” Adults have the tendency to belittle the emotions and thoughts of children and teens under the not-very-telling correlation between wisdom…
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Domestic Violence Through a Seasonal Lens

Through annual local news reports and other speculation, the wintertime and Holiday Season are frequently associated with a “spike” in domestic violence. These articles often cite stressful factors like incoming bills, shopping, and family gatherings as reasons for the perceived increase. Here on Cape Cod, there is an overwhelming sense of a slowdown during the…
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HOLIDAY SELF CARE

Stores are bustling, lights are twinkling through the streets, and school vacation is just a few steps away; it’s the most wonderful time of the year… or is it? Although the holiday season can be filled with joy and love, it can also be a stressful or even painful time for many of us. You…
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BOXED IN, BOXED OUT

Growing up, I was encouraged on many occasions to think outside the box. Yet I was never told explicitly what the box is. Is it a cardboard box? Is it plastic? Steel? I can’t think outside of the box if I have no clue what the box is! Okay, so maybe the box isn’t a real thing that…
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#RELATIONSHIPGOALS

Now that school is officially underway, it’s a great time to make changes happen in your life.  Each new school year is an unofficial restart on those New Year’s resolutions you made nine months ago.  Maybe you aspired to wake up and eat breakfast every morning, when you usually roll out of bed and skip…
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STONEWALLING: A SECRET FORM OF VERBAL ABUSE

Have you ever been upset about something your partner has done and tried to bring it up to them?  Odds are, depending on the severity of the situation and how you and your partner solve problems, it may have ended amicably or it may have become a fight.  Most of us think of fighting as an act…
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OBSERVATIONS VS REALITY – PARTS 1,2,3

PART 1 How many of you have thought this at some point?  Thought that maybe the person complaining about or talking about the abuse they’re experiencing is exaggerating, deserving of the abuse, or maybe secretly ‘likes it?’ because they don’t do anything to change it?  Odds are, we’ve all known someone who admits that their…
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THE RAPE OF MR. SMITH

The example I’ve posted below was written in 1975, which demonstrates the way that victims of sexual assault are questioned and treated by the legal system when they come forward about their experience(s).  Though it was written over 40 years ago, it unfortunately maintains so much relevance today that I wanted to post it here.…
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THE TIME WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR

It’s that time that we all wait for.  Shorts are now an important (and necessary) part of your wardrobe.  Every ice cream store has officially opened for the season.  The seasonal bathing suit stores that confuse and entice all of us are stocked and ready for summer.  Popsicles are sold by the boatload at BJ’s.  …
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The letter every survivor needs to read

Much talk around the office this past week included the significant uproar in the recent sentencing of a Stanford student, accused of raping a girl last January on campus. Brock Turner was given a sentence of six months in jail, and a lifetime registering as a sex offender for the crime he committed. The rationale…
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