When young adults exit the foster care system at the age of 18, a staggering one out of every five individuals finds themselves without a home. This troubling statistic underscores the critical need for effective support and resources to ensure these vulnerable individuals’ smooth and stable transition into adulthood. Amy showed a valuable example by adopting 3 young boys and changing their lives forever.
79-year-old Iris Davis is now called the world’s oldest female bodybuilder. And due to her impressive and truly outstanding results, she’s became an internet sensation and now is always glad to share her inspirational story with all the people of all ages and overall background.
Nothing is worse than discovering that the person who calls you “son” is not your real father. This has happened to some people who do an at-home DNA test out of sheer curiosity or to find out more about their roots. The young man in our article took the test together with his father, and both discovered a hidden truth about their family.
In movies and TV shows, characters live ideal lives: they always look good, they never sneeze or hiccup, and even office workers are perfectly dressed. And if a female character suddenly finds herself stranded in the Amazon jungle, you can be sure that everyday issues like menstruation won’t bother her.
In many cases, insecurities are born after a person experiences an event that creates trauma in them. Then they start feeling like they are not enough and have to always try to be better or just as good as those around them. And just because celebrities are rich and famous, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have insecurities. We are happy to hear that they are talking about the issue.
Approximately 9.6 percent of the female population has a depression disorder. Not many of us are ready to open up about our mental condition. But some celebrities have decided to share their way to a healthy life, so others can feel like they are not alone and like there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Let’s set aside stereotypes for now. Getting inked can be a powerful means of processing your grief or trauma. According to new research, tattoos can heal the mind as well as adorn the body. Getting a certain symbol or phrase tattooed on you can be a daily reminder of your strength, resiliency, and the fact that you’re alive.
Recently James Van Der Beek reflected on an extremely emotional moment in his life sharing the details of an overwhelming experience he went through along with his wife, Kimberly. The actor considers the topic important to be talked about openly in hopes of helping others who may be going through similar experiences. We can’t but truly admire his brave decision of going public with his heartbreaking story.
Even though Brooke Shields has been out of the public eye for some time now, she has recently returned to the scene to reveal some personal truths that have shed new light on the legendary model and actress of the 1980s. It hasn’t been easy for Shields or her family to be upfront about certain private aspects of her life, but the actress believes that by doing so, she will help others who are going through a similar ordeal.
The bond between a mother and her child is one of the most powerful connections known to humankind. However, for this particular woman, that bond was cruelly stripped away from her just 6 weeks after giving birth to her son. Meet Timothy Welch, a man who, for 58 years, lived his life without knowing his biological mother. BBC recently covered his story.
Many people feel overwhelmed by the prospect of making major changes in their lives, and don’t know where to turn. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck. There’s a good chance that one of these bestselling books on Amazon is just what you need to jumpstart your health and well-being journey.
In 1999, Christina Aguilera launched her first debut album and instantly climbed to the top of the Billboard pop charts. Her first single, Genie In A Bottle, the song that we still listen to today even after 23 years, made the world fall in love with Christina’s music. And today, she is one of the best-selling female music artists of all time. So, to honor Christina on her day, we are celebrating her birthday by learning more about her private and professional life.
Producers and directors are fortunate to work with brilliant actors and actresses, but it takes a team to make big decisions for a movie. That’s why working together to create iconic movies is the key ingredient, and even the cast must take part in the process. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie did a great job at adding a final touch as the cherry on top of our favorite movies.
It can be very difficult for parents going through a miscarriage. So it’s essential to take some time to grieve the loss of a child, talk with others, and mostly, communicate with your partner. But after every unfortunate series of events, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. There is sunshine after rain, and a little rainbow baby is on its way. We have collected a list of celebrities who’ve gone through a sequence of emotions throughout this journey.
When you’re young, fame can affect how you perceive the world and the people in it. Justin Bieber has been open in recent years about his battles with trauma and mental health. But the singer proved he could overcome whatever brought him to his knees, and he is now headed toward a more promising future.
Nothing brightens a parent’s day more than the laughter of their child. Seeing the joy in their eyes and hearing the giggling sound is music to their ears that no other feeling can beat. However, some experts believe that uncontrollable chuckles are not as entertaining as they seem, especially for the youngster.
For some people who have gone through a harsh event, the scars that are left on their bodies are not some kind of traumatic experience. They decided to use art to give these scars a whole new meaning.We at Bright Side selected photos of people who turned their scars into powerful stories.
Most people would describe parenthood as a real joy and a great accomplishment. Andto some, the desire to become parents is auto-piloted, based on the impression that parenthood is a requisite of society. But there are also men and women who do not feel the urge to bring a human being into this world, and they have their own reasons for it.
The Hollywood star, Sandra Bullock, is quite private and prefers to keep her children out of the spotlight, but she recently opened up about parenting. Bullock, who is now 57, was already a mom to adopted son Louis (12) when she decided to adopt daughter Laila, who is now 10. She discussed the challenges and difficulties she and her kids endured through the adoption process, but also shared the wonderful side of being a parent.
Each good parent does their best to make sure that their kid grows up happy and successful. As it turns out, friendship plays a key role not only in the overall well-being of a person but it brings satisfaction in people’s lives and even helps them live longer.
A lot of people have heard about Tutankhamun. There have been a lot of rumors about his personality since his tomb was discovered. Scientists did a lot of studies and ordinary people talked about the misfortunes that happened to those that opened the tomb. This buzz distracted the attention from another important historical figure — Tutankhamun’s wife, Ankhesenamun. We know about her thanks to the film The Mummy. But it turns out that the film is more fiction than the truth.
Like the caterpillar transforms itself into something as graceful as a butterfly, we can also turn the memory of something traumatic scarred on our skin into a masterpiece. In the case of these brave people, all it took was the skilled hand of tattoo artist Raquel Gauthier.
Images are a great way for psychologists to find out about your personality and subconscious. But it depends on what you spot first when looking at an illustration. Specifically, this psychological test will tell you about your unconscious fears and what triggers them.
It may sound easy to save a good relationship after a divorce, but it’s not. And former Hollywood couple Demi Moore and Bruce Willis is a perfect example of how coping with negative emotions and managing anger can be crucial for your future and happiness.
While having a child is a happy occasion, about 20% of new moms and dads do not feel that special connection with their newborn the moment they set their eyes on them. But there is no reason to feel guilty about this, because sometimes it just takes time. One day, that little bundle of joy may just flash a toothless smile that makes their hearts flutter and that’s when they start to feel that powerful bond.
Nervous laughter isn’t actually laughter at all. But when it does happen and we laugh during a traumatic event or serious moment, we start to sink in confusion, embarrassment, and discomfort. Luckily, even if these giggles seem uncontrollable, there are a few ways to prevent or at least conceal them.
Unfortunately, pets cannot talk, which means they cannot tell us they feel ill or whether some part of their body hurts. And even if that would prove itself useful, there is another solution. By paying special attention to sudden changes in our pet’s behavior and doing a little bit of research on what these symptoms could mean, we can avoid more serious illnesses in the future.
Coloring is considered a form of therapy and can also be used by psychotherapists in art therapy. The benefits of practicing art and coloring can be huge, allowing you time to switch off the world and focus on your creativity.
Hi everyone, my name is Anastasia Gulyaihina. Me and my husband are 40 years old, but we already have 14 children. No, I didn’t give birth to all of them — only to one of them. The other 13 are our foster children, who we’ve found and brought home.
After Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler checked into rehab, he saw for himself how 90% of the women there were victims of abuse, battling to carry on with their lives. Dealing with years of trauma is hard and his time at the facility inspired him to launch Janie’s Fund, to give abused women and children a second chance at life.
Tickling kids can be more harmful than good. While many among us would frown upon suggesting this, a study shows that only 32% of respondents reported enjoying being tickled, with 32% giving neutral responses, and 36% saying that they disliked it. We’ve all been tickled from time to time as children, so we assume it to be normal. But remember that back in those days, not wearing a seat belt also used to be normal!