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'Running reminds you that even in your weakest moments, you are strong.'

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This quote has become my mantra since December 2015 but, I guess I should back up a little and start this post from the beginning.

What do Joyful Heart, a lightsaber, and your running shoes all have in common?

A lot...or at least for one weekend in January that you can be a part of!
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Erica Is Running Against the Shame and Stigma—and for Herself

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This November will mark the third time I will run the New York City Marathon. I had no idea running would come to be such an important tool for me in my journey of recovery and healing. I have learned that I am capable of so much more than I ever thought or believed. I have learned that a lot can happen if I just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Consent: Legislation, Education, Conversations

Consent: the presence of a yes – not the absence of a no.
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Gifts that Give Back: 5 Gifts That Support Survivors of Violence This Holiday Season

November 25, 2015 | BY Joyful Heart Foundation | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
This holiday season, give in more ways than one.
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Meet States on Skates: Skating 2,800 Miles in 78 Days with a Joyful Heart

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I'd like to introduce you to four amazing women: Gracie, Brenna, Beth and Kim. They are just days away from completing an inspiring journey: roller skating 2,800 miles—from Florida to California—to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence, and $50,000 for the Joyful Heart Foundation.

Self-Care for Trying Times and Triggering Experiences

September 11, 2014 | BY JHF | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
When we interact with our environment, it can awaken memories of a past experience—your own or a loved one’s—that can affect us in the moment. Here are some resources that can support you at this time and in your broader healing process.
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Share the JOY this Mother's Day

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I have been thinking about how I want to honor, bring joy and express gratitude to my mom and other special women in my life.

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Brave Miss World: Summoning the Courage to Speak Out

“There is nothing to be scared of because the worst part already happened,” says Miss World 1998, Linor Abargil, in the new documentary Brave Miss World. Abargil is referencing the life-altering event that happened a mere six weeks before she was crowned.
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Self-Care for Trying Times or Triggering Experiences

February 6, 2013 | BY JHF | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
When we interact with our environment, it can awaken memories of a past experience—your own or a loved one’s—that can affect us in the moment. Here are some resources that can support you at this time and in your broader healing process.
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