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Inspirational Travel Quotes by Adventurous Women

By Kristance Harlow | March 6, 2018 | 4 Comments
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Travel quotes, whether you can travel or not, remind us that the world is diverse and full of wonder. Travel takes us out of our comfort zones.

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Retracting Allegations of Abuse is Not Proof – Trauma and Memories

By Kristance Harlow | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo by the author Retracting an abuse allegation is not proof that the abused is lying or that the alleged abuser is innocent. Rape is amongst the most underreported crimes. Victims face enormous obstacles in the aftermath of rape. Not the least of which is deciding whether or not to contact…

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You Call Us Snowflakes Like It’s a Bad Thing

By Kristance Harlow | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
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People have been calling each other “special snowflakes” at least as far back as Fight Club, but the insult has snowballed recently. The Guardian dubbed “poor little snowflake” the top insult of 2016.

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Opioids, Dissociation, and PTSD – The Shocking Connections

By Kristance Harlow | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Animals that are put under constant duress seem as if they are on an opioid like heroin. Scientists also observed animals reacting like addicts in withdrawal when an opioid blocker was used to disrupt the flow of natural endogenous opioids.

8 Bizarre Facts About Animal Reproduction

By Kristance Harlow | December 26, 2016 | 1 Comment
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There’s no rule that regulates how animals obtain the necessary genetic material to reproduce—and as a result, there is a lot of weird animal sex going on out there.

Advice for Traveling with Chronic Illness

By Kristance Harlow | December 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Use language that makes you the authority on your health, but don’t use language that makes it sound like it is your fault or completely in your control.

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Is Guilt Selfish? Regret, Shame, and Relapse

By Kristance Harlow | November 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Since guilt is cited as a frequent relapse trigger, we need to uncover the layers of internal regret. Looking back over journals from different periods in my life, guilt has always been a major character in my evolving chapters of self-destruction. I have heard it said that alcoholics tend to think they are the piece…

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Denial and Blackouts: A Vicious Cycle

By Kristance Harlow | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Blackouts are drug-related amnesia. Binge drinking can lead to memory loss and make it difficult to form new memories. Someone in a blackout might turn into an incoherent version of Dory from Finding Nemo who won’t stop repeating the same phrase, but a lot of the time it is difficult to tell if someone is blacked out.

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Will Big Pharma Support a Non-Addictive Opioid?

By Kristance Harlow | October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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With painkillers like OxyContin, the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and detox/maintenance medications like Suboxone, the pharmaceutical industry is making a profit off people addicted to opioid at every stage. Opioids are highly addictive and sometimes, especially in combination with other drugs, deadly.

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5 Happiness Tips When You Have PTSD

By Kristance Harlow | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living with post traumatic stress disorder and her bluesy sister, depression, has drastically changed how I handle everyday life. Anxiety and lethargy applied for permanent residence in my body, and I thought I had to fight to have their applications thrown out. Turns out I didn’t have to fight, I had to give up and stop trying to control everything.

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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

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112

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