What We Can Do About Racism- To White People From an Average White Person

I was born into an upper middle class, white home, & lived in a village with a population of only 2000 until I was 18 years old. Growing up, I had no idea how privileged I was, or even what that really meant. I understood the basic definition of racism & felt the implication textbooks made that it was bad, but…

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Why Saying “Racism is wrong, but…” Is Not Okay

I am repeatedly hearing and seeing comments like "What happened to George Floyd was awful, BUT- insert-statement-about-rioting-good-cops-or-something-else-here." Please let me explain why ANY “but” in that statement is not okay. (To clarify, this is specifically written to white people because it is our duty to be supportive. People of color that are affected by racism & police brutality have the right…

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Medical Professionals: We desperately need you

I understand that a lifetime of being one of the smartest people in the room can have an impact on one’s behavior. Being successful, saving lives, getting published, being recognized by your peers, and all the education and hours you put in to become what you are, all have a significant impact on your perspectives. How could they not? The effort you have to put in to become any type of medical professional shapes your whole life. It isn’t just a career, it’s a lifestyle.

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Why It’s Crucial To Know Your Family History: and How NOT Knowing Can Destroy Your Life

People are all made up differently. Science has proven that we each have unique DNA. Further research has shown that our unique DNA can contain genes that control pretty much everything about us, from eye color to personality traits. You can simply observe some families and clearly see the same physical characteristics, and even similarities in personalities, throughout generations. The same…

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Sexual Conduct: What’s Appropriate & How To Evaluate Your Behavior

Whatever you want to call it, learning how to conduct yourself appropriately in regards to sex and dating is something I think all young people, and even many adults, need to be taught. Somehow, it hasn't quite been getting through to some people because they are still out here acting like they have a right to

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When “Love Yourself” Turns Into Loving ONLY Yourself
When "Love Yourself" Turns Into Loving ONLY Yourself

When “Love Yourself” Turns Into Loving ONLY Yourself

Too many people are taking this “love yourself” thing way too far these days. I’m aware that’s not going to be a popular sentence to some- especially if they take it out of context-

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Relationships & Chronic Illness
Relationships & Chronic Illness

Relationships & Chronic Illness

Relationships can be especially challenging when at least one of the people involved have a chronic illness. In previous writings, I’ve explained the pain we go through and how hard simple, everyday activities can be for those of us with chronic illnesses. In the comments on those pieces, the overwhelming theme was people having trouble with their loved ones- or even…

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