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Auntie Says…Don’t Wait for Valentine’s Day

Phew—doesn’t it feel like we just had Christmas? It’s crazy how fast Santa is shoved out the back door to make room for the chocolate and gushing sentiments of Valentine’s Day. A day that stems from a violent history, pagan ritual, and martyrdom but evolved over the centuries to be romanticized and idealized with hearts,… Continue reading Auntie Says…Don’t Wait for Valentine’s Day

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Auntie Says…Let’s Chat about The Sensitive Subject of Teen Suicide

Teen suicide. It’s a sensitive subject, one that’s whispered about in parking lots and hallways of schools, but rarely addressed openly. People speculate, shake their heads in sadness and helplessness—they don’t know what to do? Is there protocol for visiting a family who’s child committed suicide? Is it okay to ask what happened? What do… Continue reading Auntie Says…Let’s Chat about The Sensitive Subject of Teen Suicide