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Depressed by New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s How to Be Successful in 2022
Instead of a word that would magically bring us success, Lisa and I made a pact that we’d hold each other accountable.
Amish New Year’s Traditions: How We Celebrate (It’s Not With Food)
Watching the ball drop. New Year’s resolutions. Word of the year. Good luck food. None of those things are Amish tradition.
When PTSD Overwhelms You, What’s the Solution? How Ketamine Saves My Life
This is Tool #5 out of 5. On a cold, overcast January morning, I got off the train and walked into a ketamine clinic in Lower Manhattan. My expectations were low. So low, in fact, that I was getting the treatment just to cross it off my list as another thing that didn’t work.
Handwriting Isn’t Just for the Amish. See the Rewards in Only 12 Minutes!
This is Tool #4 out of 5. I had to sort through my traumas every step of the way, and handwriting made it possible for me to find clues that typing simply couldn’t.
How Gardening Can Help You Successfully Manage Post-Traumatic Stress
This is Tool #3 out of 5. My garden is a chaos of plants, weeds, and leaves. And that’s totally okay. It’s part of who I am: cluttered, disorderly, a stormy mess.
Why Wisconsin v. Yoder Makes COVID-19 Worse and Why Science Matters
COVID-19 has shown us that we’re all interconnected and that the actions of one community affects everyone else. The Amish aren’t self-sufficient and separated from the modern world: they go to the grocery store, sell things, interact with the non-Amish, and depend 100% on the outside world to survive.
8 Benefits of Coloring Mandalas for Your Mind & Body, Per Research
This is Tool #2 out of 5. Long before the hour was over, I found myself going to a freeing, happy place I hadn’t experienced since I was a first grader in Amish school.
Embarrassed to Ask Questions About Sex? Use Go Ask Alice, an Elite College Resource
As a practicing Amish girl, I had no resources (e.g., textbooks and books) to teach myself accurate knowledge about the ins and outs of menstruation, exactly how I could get pregnant, and the actual versus perceived dangers of running and playing softball during school at recess when I had my period.
5 Tools to Help You Manage Post-Traumatic Stress on Your Path of Empowerment
This is Tool #1 out of 5. When I began traditional therapy, I started working through my emotions and traumas intellectually, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon physical tools that I could use daily and incorporate into my everyday life that I really began to see improvement.