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Parents of Kids With Down Syndrome Across the Nation Are Getting This Tattoo

The idea started at a Ruby’s Rainbow retreat in Austin, Texas. A group of about 20 moms of kids with Down syndrome got together to meet in person. Among those moms was Mica May, a designer. They spent the day connecting, sharing stories, giving advice and encouraging each other. “We were hanging out. There was so much excitement and empowerment in finding each other and now meeting in real life,” May told The Mighty. “It was so life-giving.” The group was discussing the “fierce love” they felt for each other when someone brought up theRead More

14 Signs That You’re Dating An Empath.

Forging a strong bond between two souls is something sacred. When one of the partners in the relationship is an empath, it’s even more special and powerful. You have to be aware that empaths are special. They are lightworkers on Earth who have special empathic abilities. Their love and compassion for humanity are powerful and their insight is strong. However, they have issues to establish a relationship because of the nature of their soul. In this article, we share the signs that indicate you are dating an empath: 1) TheyRead More

14 Signs That You’re Dating An Empath.

7) Their hearts break daily. It’s overwhelming being an empath. Some days all it takes is for somebody to say one “wrong” thing to them or to see an image of something terrible or hear a story about a person they don’t know who’s gone through the unthinkable and they’re crying like babies. Their hearts break easily. It can be devastating at times to be an Empath so on those days, let them cry. No questions or advice needed, just accept their hearts are heavy from this world and theyRead More

Aborting unborn children with Down syndrome is ‘genocide’, UN told

‘This is a prenatal death sentence given to people who are completely innocent,’ a speaker said Aborting a child with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome is a gross violation of human rights and anti-discriminatory commitments, and can be considered genocide, according to speakers at a March 20 panel at the United Nations. “Here at the United Nations there is much sincere talk and normally passionate action to fight against unjust discrimination,” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Vatican nuncio to the United Nations. “But as firm as these commitments are inRead More

How Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Affects a Cancer Treatment Plan

A breast tumor can shed cancer cells into your lymph system. Those cells may get trapped in nearby lymph nodes, usually your axillary nodes. Your surgeon may remove some lymph nodes so they can be examined under a microscope. If cancer cells are present in your lymph nodes, your risk for metastatic breast cancer rises. The procedure for underarm lymph node removal is called axillary lymph node dissection. Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (ALND) Axillary lymph node dissection may be done as part of a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Your surgeon may remove a small group of nodes or all ofRead More

Are You an Introverted Empath?

It’s a strange thing being an introverted empath and something I have thought about and researched for years. As I was growing up I thought I was different, I thought there was something wrong with me.  I never seemed to fit into any crowd or belong to a particular group of people. I got bored easily of people’s company and seemed to see right through people.  I preferred deep and meaningful conversations, even as a child.  I asked the big questions and sought out people who had the answers. InRead More

Iceland Has Almost Eliminated Down Syndrome, And People’s Reactions Are Heartbreaking

Even though people with Down syndrome are gaining more visibility year by year, they have almost completely disappeared in Iceland. Only 2 children a year are born with Down syndrome in Iceland and their findings sparked a huge ethics debate online. The National University Hospital of Iceland has been offering prenatal screening tests to pregnant women, which is an essential step in detecting development problems in the fetus. (including Down syndrome). Nearly 100% of the Icelandic women choose to terminate their pregnancies upon diagnosis of the disorder, and only 67%Read More

The Toxic Attraction Between An Empath And A Narcissist

Empaths and narcissists: an emotionally-draining combination.  The possibility for these two types of people to truly bond is nearly impossible, to say the least.  And yet, sometimes people with these totally different personality types bond to create a toxic relationship.  Here, we explain the toxic attraction between an empath and a narcissist. Are you an empath or a narcissist? Do you relate to this post? Sound off below. The one trait that all narcissists share is being wounded. As a result, they seek constant validation. Empaths are natural healers. They have theRead More

The Toxic Attraction Between An Empath And A Narcissist

Empaths will always put themselves into other people’s shoes and experience their feelings and emotions, while forgetting that other people may have a very different agenda to their own. This sort of relationship is toxic, as the empath is constantly giving while the narcissist is always taking—at the total expense of the empath. This puts the empath into a victim status, retreating further and further into themselves as the narcissist takes over. The narcissist’s agenda is one of manipulation—they need to be in a position where they are in control.Read More

To the Dads Facing a New Down Syndrome Diagnosis, From Another Dad

It’s a familiar story. We’ve all seen the tropes play out in movies and on tv shows: The jock dad who has a book worm son. The corporate-minded parent with the free-spirited child. The parent who expects their child will go to college, but whose child is not interested in academics. It’s familiar because it’s reality. We aren’t in control of what our kids will be like. I certainly did not plan for my son to have Down syndrome. I did not expect for him to be developmentally delayed. IRead More