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I Spent a Week Sharing My Feelings With Everyone. Here’s What Happened.

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What would happen if every time someone asked you, “how are you?” or “how’s it going?” or “how was your weekend?” you actually answered truthfully, and not took it as a mere pleasantry. In this testimonial, author, Evan Porter, challenges himself to this very task. Requiring himself to not only be in touch with what…

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3 Ways Being Raised a Boy Kept Me from Getting the Mental Health Support I Needed

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bell hooks asserts that the only emotion men are empowered to express in patriarchal culture is anger. Boys are not encouraged to feel and express a range of emotions, and are often told that fear, sadness, insecurity, or loneliness are signs of weakness and “unmanly.” As a result, many men grow up not knowing how…

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20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

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I know that as a child I watched Mister Rogers. But today, I couldn’t tell you what the show is about. I could sing some of the theme song, and I know he changed his shoes and put on a cardigan. But after reading these quotations, many of them from his book, I know that…

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Casual Love

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I might have been saved a lot of confusion and a lot of heartbreak had I been able to read this article in my youth. I also may have been party to far more love–being more open to receive others’ love, and feeling more at liberty to give mine. Learning to hear “I love you”…

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