Body Positivity Week!

Welcome To Body Positivity Week Your body, your self. posted on May 9, 2016, at 7:01 a.m. Julie Gerstein BuzzFeed Staff Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed Body Positivity Week is a week of content devoted to exploring and celebrating bodies and our often complicated relationships with them. Over the course of the week, BuzzFeed will cover topics such as illness and disability, fitness, …

6 ways to Practice Self-Love

Six Ways to Practice Self-Love lizlamoreux 28K Views 7 Likes 2 Comments Like Share February 26, 2015 The idea of “self-love” can be a pretty foreign concept for people even though we talk about love all the time. We do so much for others we love, and we even sing songs about how “all you need is love.” Yet we bristle at the the thought …

Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2016

Statewide Events are available!!  Check out IowaCASA’s Website. www.iowacasa.org Don’t see your SAAM event listed? Let us know.    April 1 – April 30 sponsored by RVAP Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities Visit https://rvap.uiowa.edu/take-action/events for event details. For a full calendar of activities sponsored by Rape Victim Advocacy Program in Johnson county, click here. For additional events sponsored by Rape Victim Advocacy Program in Des Moines, …

Issues in our Tissues

11 Seriously Wonderful Self-Massage Tips That Will Make You Feel Amazing Go ahead, rub one out. posted on May 30, 2015, at 1:01 a.m. Anna Borges BuzzFeed Staff Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed Everyone deals with aches and pains, but not everyone has the time or cash for a professional massage. Here are 11 massages you can do to yourself that will …

6 Life Lessons on Embracing Change

6 Life Lessons on Embracing Change By Vishnu “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark Life can be a persistent teacher. When we fail to learn life’s lessons the first time around, life has a way of repeating them to foster understanding. Over the last few years, my life was shaken up by dramatic circumstances. I resisted the …

Activist Burnout

I had a conversation the other day with a friend who told me that all she wanted was a small house by the beach, a job she loved, and a sense of peace. But that sense of peacefulness, despite how ideal it sounds, sometimes feels out of reach for activists. I, for one, am in a constant state of chaos. …