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I Am Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries

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    Growing up with abuse

    and manipulation left me feeling like "I don't want to" or "I don't feel comfortable doing that" were not good enough excuses. I was taught that you can't say no to your parents, especially the man of the house as god has given you to him to control. I was severely punished to...
    Madnificent Madnificent 22-25 1 Response Jun 27

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    Becoming A Fully Alive Human

    Wow - I've made a lot of progress. I should have since I'm 47 years old now - get upset from time to time with all that time wasted. When I look at my life - I'm way way better than how my life should have been, how it started out. Thank you, God! My first step was to go to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Relevant

    I love this group right now because it's so relevant to what I'm going through. For 30 years I have lived as a person who didn't know how to make healthy boundaries. I just lived my life trying to please everybody and anybody and if that meant that I would sacrafice something...
    Djambo500 Djambo500 26-30, M Jul 26, 2012

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    Not in school stuff but valued traits like leadership & loyalty. I love learning about how too connect with people and how to be an amazing gf or just to get guys easily. I love...
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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
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    I'm beginning to think that I put my relationships in a box. I also put men in a box. Just like men think women are gold diggers who only care if a man has a job or could provide...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am learning how to love. There are a few people in my life that I really, REALLY don't get along with. They have crossed some lines and really ticked me off, and all their...
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    I am self-learning Spanish and Korean now. I'm looking forward to learning Latin and Esperanto in the future:) I currently speak 4 languages-English, Mandarin Chinese, Thai and...
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    Keep on learning. Keep enriching yourself. There was a movie about a class of kids that would not learn and study. Across from their class room there was a class filled with...
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    I have a friend whose daughter was born with a learning disability. Compounding this was the fact her daughter was left-handed and she was right-handed. When it was time to go to...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    There is not such thing as healthy, but all food that is from the ground, or from trees, fruits, vegetables, seeds, drink-nothing else apart from water. No dairy, no egg, no meat...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm learning to write with my left hand, so far I can only print. But it's getting better everyday. I now can use my left hand, to eat, cut papers with scissors, and stir fry. I'm...
    zorba04 zorba04 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    physically healthy, mentally a wrecking ball.
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Is anyone here lgbt and how do they think it makes it harder to meet people? I feel like being lesbian AND having a learning disability make it harder then like even having a ld...
    thewolfinme thewolfinme 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I have Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone for Korean. I also have Pimsleur for Japanese, but I'm not going to start that until I am fluent in Korean. My father was multi-lingual, speaking...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F Jul 8

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    Just grilled some freaking delicious garlic lime chicken for weekly meal prep, Yummm! Anyone who does meal prep or cooks healthy have any tips/recipes? Sometimes meal prepping can...
    Tatii20 Tatii20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    X 2. Bi. Both genders healthy. But its still a fantasy.
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    I'm young and learning. Anyone got any advice?
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jul 18

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    I live with my Girlfriend and her family because I was kicked out and disowned by my mother. 1. My mother wants nothing to do with me anymore. 2. I have not seen my sisters in a...
    uglyduckling69 uglyduckling69 18-21 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'd rather call it "learning differently". Because that's what is really is. I think visually while some think in other ways.
    smcmahan smcmahan 41-45, F Jul 20

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    I love my job as a Health Coach!  I get to help people like The Parks learn Habits of Health that will help them lose weight and maintain a healthy weight!  If you can...
    AKHockeyMom AKHockeyMom 26-30, F Jul 20

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    I feel energized, positive, and humble with myself everyday. Eating healthy and being physically active only helps bring out the best version of yourself. Don't you want to be the...
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 1 Response Jul 20

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    Intelligence is something that you have when appearance is ******** away. I love learning and improving.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I started learning guitar when I was in primary school and I became quite good at it for my age. I was getting lessons from my music teacher and trying my hardest at it because I...
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    Working out is great! Being in tip top shape is awesome! But sometimes we forget to keep our minds healthy. Keep our hearts and spirits nourished. We have to keep our souls and...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F Jul 23

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    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Uh it is healthy! Milk, eggs---- food groups!!!!
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F Jul 24

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    I'm currently 17 about to be 18. my job is pushing carts at meijer... and I have never been so excited to start school in the fall. If I would have taken a year off before going to...
    rachelcraig rachelcraig 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Learning new things is awesome. I enjoy people who open my understanding... the topic really isn't too important. I just love how the world looks a little different with new...
    amygirl33 amygirl33 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    im young but for some reason i have an obsession with eating healthy/"super" foods with no exceptions to processed crap "food"
    keeponswimming4 keeponswimming4 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    As long as it interests me, I'm good to keep carry on learning.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, I have always wanted to start a blog, but I have hesitated because of two things. 1. No one is going to read my **** and 2. I didn't want to share too much about my...
    Pamham101 Pamham101 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Hello girls, back again. Mom usually took me to Miss Judys beauty parlour for my shampoos and roller sets, perms and the occasional color/highlight/frosts. however once in a while...
    shampoogirl2 shampoogirl2 41-45, T 4 Responses Jul 7

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    nayas2 nayas2 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Theres so much in the world and the very idea of settling makes me sick.
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    It's ******* amazing, nothing's stopping me now, my diet has helped me to appreciate life.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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