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#MondayMotivation With Matt Joseph Diaz: Dealing With A Diagnosis

This week, we're spotlighting mental health in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Tune in to today's #MondayMotivation as Matt discusses his own Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   05/23/2016 - 09:52   |   SHARE
Voices
Reclaiming our sexuality as we age is a feminist act. Image: Thinkstock.

Reclaiming Sexuality As We Age

[CN: ageism, sexism] What kind of screwed-up culture do we live in where young girls are considered to be sexual beings, but women over 40 are “too Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   05/23/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Bodies
Sensory deprivation provided me with a way to relate to my body that was rooted in acceptance. Image: Camila Cordeiro/Unsplash.

A Day At The Sensory Deprivation Spa Helped Me Accept My Body

[CN: body dysmorphia] Sensory deprivation provided me with a way to relate to my body that was rooted in acceptance: This is me, this is what I feel Read...
Allison McCarthy    |   05/23/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Poly relationships are like every other kind of relationship.

What Being In A Polyamorous Relationship Taught Me About Fidelity

A polyamorous relationship is like any other relationship — you set rules and sometimes you hit bumps along the way, but everyone involved knows what Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05/23/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Culture
#RavsRecipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup

#RavsRecipes: Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I grew up in West Texas. When I was a small child, we left the lush, rainy beauty of the Pacific Northwest it made her way down to the dust bowl and Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05/20/2016 - 00:01   |   SHARE
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Helping hands come in many forms.

6 Ways To Help A Family In Mental Health Crisis

Friends, acquaintances and co-workers who are not familiar with mental illness are often afraid of taking a misstep, so instead they opt for what Read...
Kelly Burch    |   05/20/2016 - 00:01   |   SHARE
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I’m terrified that my daughter will end up like me. Image: Thinkstock.

I Say I'm Recovered From My Eating Disorder, But I'm Living A Lie.

[CN: ED (binge eating), orthorexia] Read...
Sara Lindberg    |   05/20/2016 - 00:01   |   SHARE
Trending
Restroom sign. Image: Pixabay.

The Real Solution To The Trans Bathroom Debate

[CN: transphobia] Having apparently solved all the actual problems in the world, a number of conservatives in state and local governments have turned Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   05/20/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Bodies
According to the standards of the health and fitness industry, I was doing everything right. Image: Christopher Campbell/Unsplash.

When Your 'Healthy Lifestyle' Becomes A Disorder

[CN: eating disorders, thinspo] It’s easy to disguise disordered eating when it's become standard to mask a binge as a “cheat meal,” orthorexia as a Read...
Sarah Vance    |   05/20/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE