Between Two Worlds

“I’m a Messianic Jew, meaning that I believe that Elijah (the Jewish Messiah) and Jesus Christ (you’ve probably heard of him), are the same person. In an ideal world, that would mean I got to have my Christmas turkey with potato latkes (google them-or indeed, most traditional Jewish food- if you’re a fan of diabetes.) But this is not, as I’m sure you’re aware, an ideal world.”

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What Living Abroad has Taught me About Being American

It was hard to defend my country and my love for it, and I questioned how I could reconcile my love for America and the hate being spread in the name of American ideals. How could I say I still love a country I voluntarily left? A country that was headed in a direction that I could not bear to see it move in?

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Pain and Privilege: A Look at the Kavanaugh Hearing

Many Kavanaugh supporters were saying that even if the allegation was true, he was in high school — can’t we forgive him for a teenage mistake? But trauma does not have an expiration date. Those feelings do not hit all at once then vanish.

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How to celebrate your creativity this World Mental Health Day

Cally Phillips talks about the importance of creativity and experimentation for your mental health. How often do you really make time to explore? How many pressures are you placing yourself under? Remember: PERFECT DOES NOT EXIST! So, stop worrying about ‘perfect’ for a while and give yourself the freedom to explore.

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How Sports Became My Therapy

“From an outsiders’ perspective, the natural assumption about any combat sport is that it attracts violent and aggressive individuals. That was not the case. Instead, I found a tight-knit, friendly community and an opportunity for more self-expression.”

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