Do certain smells — your grandmother's cooking, that day care center, the odor of a Christmas tree — bring you right back to childhood? You're not alone.
Disordered sleep and fatigue are extremely common symptoms in fibromyalgia patients — and they also aggravate pain. What can you do to achieve better sleep and feel more energetic?
Tens of thousands of undocumented parents of US-citizen children are deported every year, and all mixed-status families live with this threat. What kind of emotional impact does (the threat of) parental deportation have on children?
I thought we were living in an anonymous neighborhood — just how I like it. Then, the neighbor I'd never met before approached me to tell me she watches us play cards.
Words matter, and as sexual assault keeps on coming up in the news, you may wonder whether to call someone who experienced sexual assault a victim or a survivor. Here is why I am OK with the term survivor, but you shouldn't push it on those who aren't.
Talking about being sexually assaulted may open the door to healing, but it can also add to your pain. Some women feel pressured to share their stories. Do you owe this to the world? I, for one, don't think so.
The message that we don't matter may be loud, but for better or worse, there are many of us. We demand to be heard, and are united not only in our pain but in our outcry for justice, too. We, survivors of sexual assault, will no longer be silenced.
If we want to be successful, we also have to risk rejection — but that can be more than a little bit frightening. How can you overcome your fear of social rejection?
Death is always hard, but an unexpected death is traumatizing as well. How do you cope emotionally?
Everyone dies, and most people care about their funeral arrangements, but not everyone plans their own funeral. How can you broach the subject of death and funeral with (dying and elderly) loved ones?