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Human Trafficking 101

The Problem The FBI estimates that 100,000 children are sold right here in the United States for sex each year, including in child sex trafficking, child sex tourism, and child pornography. There is not a single state in the US … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Signs of Trafficking?

OK, so by now we know that human trafficking in general, and the selling of children for sex (referred to in law enforcement as Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, or CSEC) in specific, are happening in communities all over the … Continue reading

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When Dysfunctional is Normal

Rhonda Sciortino: When a child grows up amidst sudden outbursts of yelling and screaming or worse, physical violence, it changes the child. It influences the way his or her brain develops, the assumptions he or she makes, and the risks he … Continue reading

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You Will Do What You Think About

If you think about a hamburger for long enough, you’ll eat a hamburger. The more vivid the images of a hot, juicy hamburger just the way you like it, the quicker you’re likely to go get it. It’s just the … Continue reading

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Pretending Suicide Isn’t A Problem

Victims of abuse are at higher risk. We can’t prevent suicide if we don’t talk about it. So, let’s have an honest conversation about the fact that those of us who have experienced the pain of being abandoned, abused, neglected, … Continue reading

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You May Say I’m A Dreamer

I have some big dreams and visions. And I’m not the only one. There are lots of us who want to do big things with our lives. We want to make our lives count for something. Many of us try … Continue reading

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Do you know how to attract awesome people into your life?

Most people don’t know what specifically contributes to having a great life, so they carry around aspects of awesomeness and aren’t even aware of it. They don’t act like the awesome people they truly are and the confident people they … Continue reading

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Never Show Weakness

For over 25 years, I’ve been frustrated because my husband doesn’t help me carry the groceries in from the car. I’ve stewed about having to be the one who remembers what we need, drives to the store, deals with traffic, … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Closet (of My Own Making)

I used to curl up in a ball and hide in the back of the one tiny closets in the old shack I grew up in, for all the good that did because the closet had no door. It was … Continue reading

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A Blanket and an Evil Frog

A blanket in your trunk will help keep you warm if you are stranded out in the cold, but the better, funner use of a blanket is to make a totally spontaneous memory with the kids in your life by making … Continue reading

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