Arwyn at Raising My Boychick: Thoughts on Radical Acceptance:
I find radical acceptance to be one of the hardest things to explain to anyone else, but also one of the most profound tools of my own wellbeing. It’s NOT about “looking on the bright side” or “staying positive” – it’s seeing exactly what is, even all the shit, and just… accepting the fact of its existence, and, yes, sometimes, seeing the beauty in the ugliness, and the teeny tiny sparks of light in the dark.
s.e. smith at this ain’t livin’: What Does Asexuality Mean to You?:
Of all the myriad expressions of human sexuality, asexuality is probably among the least understood, although many people think they know exactly what it means; the opposite of being sexual. A few persistent themes can be seen in the way people think about asexuality; asexuality means you don’t have sex, right? You also don’t have romantic relationships (you can’t have those without sex!). You’re probably frigid and that’s why you’re asexual; maybe you’re
afraid of sex or you’re refusing to face trauma. No healthy person rejects sexuality. You’re repressed. You’re not kinky or queer, that’s for sure.
Kimberly Greyson at Movies and Mental Health: “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?” Battered Women in the Media:
The media offers scant opportunities for the average American to be well informed on the matter of what makes a battered woman kill her abuser. To the contrary, there are too many media opportunities for society to enjoy watching women being abused, tortured, and killed. Numerous music videos, video games, and all manner of pornography are carefully crafted to visually elicit male stimulation when viewing images of women fighting, submitting, or being
Jane Collingwood at Psych Central: Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Homosexuals:
Homosexual people tend to experience more mental health problems than heterosexual people, research indicates. Discrimination may contribute to the higher risk, believes lead researcher Dr. Apu Chakraborty of University College London, UK.
Brittany P. at Butterfly Closures: Dealing with Recovering Memories:
For a few weeks now, after I experienced and wrote about
mother nightmares, I’ve felt myself slipping into old coping mechanisms. The nightmares, one in particular not mentioned, quickly stayed me on the path of dealing with memories of Mother-Daughter sexual abuse. I will say that although I’ve never experienced the process of recovering memories, it is a sensible process if you consider
what childhood abuse survivors are working with.