WHAT: Baltimore Child Abuse Center will host the 5th annual Be A Hero Gala and Party on Friday, May 4 beginning at 6:30 pm at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore.
University of Baltimore student Matt Harris is almost totally blind and partially deaf, and yet he attends his college classes, earns good grades, parents two young women, and finds a reason (almost) never to complain. Is he superhuman, insane or somehow wiser than most? Read on.
“What’s up Mattiac,” my neighbor answered, calling me by the nickname she had given me.
“Well. I have good news and bad news,” I said into my cell. “First, the bad. I ran over your son’s shoes with my lawnmower. The good news is his feet weren’t in them.”
The Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC) will hold its fourth annual Be A Hero gala on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the historic Lord Baltimore Hotel.
There is little denying that Americans on the whole lead pretty stressed-out lives. Not surprisingly, finances and health issues top the stressor list. It makes sense that as our Western ways dial-up stress levels, the popularity of Eastern practices like yoga, massage and meditation is rising quickly. Non-traditional practices offer several key benefits – people can practice in the comfort of one’s home and you don’t require a pricey professional.
If you’re seeking stress relief you may be interested in the Tension Release Exercise (TRE) method. Taught to over 1 million people worldwide, this simple set of six exercises taps into the mind-body connection that empowers people to reduce stress and find inner balance.
We’ve all had this experience: you’re going through a rough time in life, bad things are happening, stress is piling up, you’ve got way too many balls in the air, and bam! You’re suddenly laid out flat on your back with a wicked cold or flu. Coincidence? We think not. The body and mind are of course deeply interconnected, and in a pretty constant chicken-and-egg kind of dance. And it’s that kind of thinking that’s behind TRE™, a set of exercises that are based on neurological, biological and anatomical functioning that follow trauma and chronic tension. TRE™ is designed to tap into the body’s natural functioning to process the internalized effect of trauma and leave you renewed and restored– in both and physically emotionally better condition. It’s based on therapeutic approaches such as bioenergetics, tai chi, yoga and other eastern practices; and while you can often find a facilitator who offers TRE™ sessions, next month, Respite is offering the opportunity to become a facilitator yourself.
I went through a trauma a couple years ago and haven’t been dating that much since. In the beginning, it was easy to throw myself into other aspects of life, and then suddenly a couple of years passed. It’s very personal, so I don’t feel like sharing the details with prospective dates. Yes, I have had some therapy for it. But I feel wistful for my old, normal life. Every now and then I meet a guy who makes me feel like I might be ready to open up, but I don’t want to bring an unnecessary aspect of seriousness to the relationship too soon. I’m not even sure I know how to express interest anymore, in fact I can’t even attend a party properly. I feel shy where I once felt bold. I feel self-conscious when I once felt confident. I feel broken where I once felt whole.