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    Dear 17-year-old Jordan, I won’t ask how you’re doing right now. 16 was an awkward year for us, so I already know the answer. I know that it seems like life is out to get you. I wish I could promise that the next four years are so much easier. I can’t. But I can ...
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    Personal Experience I am embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve recently learned that I am codependent. It came as quite a shock. I kept thinking how could I be codependent? I’m not a drug addict or an alcoholic. I am certainly not an underachiever; in fact, I am quite the opposite. I have achieved many ...
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    Another day of arctic temperatures, stuck in the house, curtains closed, lights on and the television blaring in the background.  This is the daily living situation in Wisconsin in the dead of winter.  It is that time of the season that cabin fever tends to settle into my life.  As I look around at the ...
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    Sometimes, I pretend. I pretend to be okay. It feels like it’s easier for everyone else when I do. Grief is awkward and upsetting and ugly, so I understand why it makes people uncomfortable. I really do. So, when you ask if I’m okay, I’d rather lie because I want to spare your feelings. It’s ...
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    Let’s talk about the “D” word… Depression. If you’re not directly affected by Depression, chances are that you at least know someone who is. According to The World Health Organization, over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Let that sink in for a moment. Over 300 million people. It’s time to stop treating Depression ...
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    As I am plowing through one course after another, my momentum slows. However, I cannot sit on my laurels. I have zero energy to keep the fast pace that I have over the past year. Is this senior-itis? Or something else? For me personally, there are multiple factors to my situation. I work full time ...