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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Check out these inspiring articles that have been gathered from around the web!  Remember to share any articles that have been a source of inspiration for you. Everyone can always use some food for thought! *Please note that the following articles are NOT the property of Stones To Bridges. Please click on the provided hyperlink to be directed to the original article on the content owner's site.[/vc_column_text][divider_line type="divider_line"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignright" width="200" height="100" alt="Gay Muslims – the Elephants in the (Prayer) Room" link="http://www.stonestobridges.org/2014/09/10/gay-muslims-the-elephants-in-the-prayer-room/" url="http://www.stonestobridges.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/be-yourself1-e1410343789700.jpg" ]

Gay Muslims – the Elephants in the (Prayer) Room

Click below to see original article on www.suhaibwebb.com website Gay Muslims – the Elephants in the (Prayer) Room By Mohammed Yusuf Muslims, I find, tend to be quite good at avoiding open discussions about deeply personal matters affecting our communities. The problem is, it is exactly this attitude that leads to the circulation of myths and ... Read More
 
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Ramadan Is a Challengin​g Time for Young Muslim Women with Eating Disorders

Click below to see original article on the Munchies website. Ramadan Is Tough for Muslims with Eating Disorders Written by Safy-Hallan Farah Contributor July 14, 2014 / 3:59 pm For young Muslim women struggling with eating disorders, Ramadan can be the worst time ever. I know this firsthand. As a teen girl, I would intermittently starve myself ... Read More
 
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Supporting Others: Are You Being Helpful or Dismissive?

Click below to see original article on My Sahana website Supporting Others: Are You Being Helpful or Dismissive? Seeing a loved one suffering from stress, anxiety, grief or depression can be heartbreaking. It can be difficult to know what to do or how to react. You may wish to fix the situation or take on some of ... Read More
 
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Dad’s Letter to His Daughter

Click below to see original article on Dr Kelly Flanagan’s website: Dad’s Letter to His Daughter Dear Little One, As I write this, I’m sitting in the makeup aisle of our local Target store. A friend recently texted me from a different makeup aisle and told me it felt like one of the most oppressive places in ... Read More
 
[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignright" width="200" height="100" alt="Get Over It: 21 Ways to Say Goodbye to that Haram Relationship and Move on With Your Life" link="http://www.stonestobridges.org/2014/03/01/get-over-it-21-ways-to-say-goodbye-to-that-haram-relationship-and-move-on-with-your-life-2/" url="http://www.stonestobridges.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/me-against-me.jpg" ]

Get Over It: 21 Ways to Say Goodbye to that Haram Relationship and Move on With Your Life

Click below to see original article on Muslim Matters website Get Over It: 21 Ways to Say Goodbye to that Haram Relationship and Move on With Your Life By Ehab Hassan So you finally came to your senses. That girl or guy you’ve been talking to is not the best thing that’s ever happened to you, and ... Read More
 
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Muslim…and Bipolar! Coping with Mental Illness today

Click below to see original article on The Islamic Monthly website: Muslim…and Bipolar! Coping with Mental Illness today By Noura Rockwood In the summer of 1999, I took my shahada in a small, sunlit room in Illinois. I was 13 years old, and had spent the prior year trying to end my own life. Fueled by a feeling ... Read More
 
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We will survive – RAPE!

Click below to watch video on the Upworthy Website: A Few Weeks Before She Was Crowned ‘Miss World,’ She Was Raped. But This Isn’t Just Her Story. By Carly Gillis Hearing a former Miss World winner talk about her rape (and the subsequent legal hell) is sobering. But seeing other women opening up to her so ... Read More
 
[imageeffect type="shadowreflection" align="alignright" width="200" height="100" alt="Tips to Find a Counselor/Therapist (MySahana.org)" link="http://www.stonestobridges.org/2012/05/19/tips-to-find-a-counselortherapist-mysahana-org/" url="http://www.stonestobridges.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/one-way-hope.jpg" ]

Tips to Find a Counselor/Therapist (MySahana.org)

Click below to access the full article on MySahana Organization website: Tips to Find a Counselor/Therapist Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, especially if it is your first time. Because of the stigma associated with mental health, personal referrals are rarely made and each client is left up to themselves to find the ... Read More
 
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What’s Done Is Done

Click below to see original article: What’s Done Is Done By Ruzky Aliyar A myriad of matters put weight on your mind. It heaves under the sheer pressure of it. Thoughts, actions, endless precipitant emotions all occupy this undefined space and define your outlook on life. It could be anything and everything: doubts, missed prayers, ... Read More