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Hope Wins! An Ancient Lesson About Overcoming Fear: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

This post originally ran on June 19, 2014 I was reminded recently of an important lesson about trauma recovery. The teacher was the son of a friend, a young man who spoke at his bar mitzvah about the competing motivations of fear and hope. The example he gave was based on a story from the… Learn more »

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Yes, Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Too often, when we talk about abuse we talk about how hopeless we feel. I will ask the question that was posed to me, “Who’s telling you that story?” I once believed the lie that I was a hopeless case, but then I found recovery and in recovery I found and surrounded myself with people,… Learn more »

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Resources to Address Sexual Victimization of Males on a College Campus: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I work on a college campus full of faculty and professional staff, most of whom actively want to do good for our survivors of sexual violence on campus. However, we live in a society that perpetuates ideas about who can and cannot be affected by interpersonal violence (IPV). At the University of New Hampshire (UNH),… Learn more »

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Many Thanks: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

As the Creative Projects Manager at 1in6, I wear a lot of hats. I manage our 1BlueString and Bristlecone Project awareness campaigns, maintain our social media, and coordinate special projects. A couple of years ago, I also took over the task of reading and responding to the feedback sent through the feedback forms located at… Learn more »

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Why I’ve Started Keeping Running Shoes By the Door: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I am a marathoner. It takes more than just training. It takes commitment, mental preparation, and a well-arranged screen-to-couch set up. I could watch the same television show for hours on end. Marathons are a piece of cake. Usually they involve eating cake. For years the only running I did was as Pac-Man. Greasy fingers… Learn more »

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