Zumba Through Depression

Zumba Through Depression

Please forgive me for saying this, but as a former half marathoner, I always thought Zumba was for sissies. It’s a workout, yes, but it surely doesn’t compare to the weekly miles, hill repeats and long runs necessary to prepare for a half marathon. Many of...
Play Review: Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor

Play Review: Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor

Let me start this off by first saying: I love Philly. I moved here last fall and am in awe of the creative vibe. There are truly some talented artists, musicians, writers and poets in this city. I attended a few poetry slams and an event at the Philadelphia Museum...
Healthy Boundaries for Mental Health Month

Healthy Boundaries for Mental Health Month

If you’ve ever been an Uber or Lyft passenger, you’re aware of the 5-star rating system. I recently had a Lyft experience where I had to give someone 1 star. I immediately got the following message from Lyft’s customer service: “if you rate a...
Abuse Survivors and the Desire to Be Loved

Abuse Survivors and the Desire to Be Loved

Growing up abused as a child distorted the true definition of love. Instead of seeking the comfort and protection of a man, I looked instead for validation, someone who could fill this void in my heart. But because we associate pain with love, we inadvertently...