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A Conversation About Black Women’s Mental Health and Academia

In my mind, it was simply "let me get through it."

COMMENTARY: Additional Work to Be Done in Bodily Autonomy

I’m thankful that I have hospice as an option at the end of my life, and I will use it for the maximum comfort I can attain. But in the end, I want the option to die gently in my sleep, surrounded by my loved ones.

The Peace of Death on Your Own Terms: Celebrating My Brother’s Story

He and his spouse Shelley invited all of us and our spouses to celebrate Doug’s life with them. In that last week, we played and listened to music, told stories, and looked at old photographs.

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Edie Barrett: My Run for House in Rural Minnesota

When it comes to behavioral change, and beliefs, this is not simply a Greater Minnesota challenge, nor a Minnesota challenge — it is a national challenge. It is THE challenge of our time. How do we find our way back to each other and to the values that connect us?

VIEW: Tale of Two Cities — Selecting a Police Chief

Particularly in policing, but in every facet of civic life, what we need is to recenter the forming of partnerships as the heart of the activity, as both the means and the end.

Diet Culture to Body Joy

Where can I find that same genuine joy that 12-year-old me felt when she discovered her hips?

What Success Looks Like After Incarceration

It is rare for women who have graduated from the program to return to prison.

Sand, Surf, and Landmines

Last spring, I was aboard a student research vessel with fellow college students to conduct research projects that ranged from phytoplankton studies to plastics and biological surveys.

Nothing For Us Without Us

The bodies of women and people who were assigned female at birth (AFAB) are considered commodities in the United States, objects that are able to be bought or sold.

Pam Costain on Authenticity in Politics

It is really important to see invisible work that is done by women to hold societies together, to hold communities together. It is embarrassing to live in the United States and still have poor representation in Congress, poor representation in our business community.

Label Cans, Not People

Why can’t we reward and celebrate the people who seek help?

Person-Centered Care and the Value of Peer Support

Our role is not to “fix what is wrong.”
Ellie Krug

CALL: Being Authentic Even When You Are Afraid

We are all survivors of the human condition. All of us are attempting to make our way through the world. If we could go across the room and ask everybody to tell us "what makes you happy, what makes you sad, what challenge you have had in life, what success you have had, what makes you tick" — three things would happen.

Shoutout to Minneapolis’ Behavioral Crisis Response Team

Within 30 minutes, two calm, purposeful female Behavioral Crisis Response members arrived at the front gate.

VIEW: The Hopeful Messengers About Climate Change

While there is plenty of bad news out there about climate…