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Christopher Durao
Six Years

Six Years

Hey Rain-Dwellers,  I am writing this on August 6, and on this day six years ago, I returned to America from my almost year long deployment with my fellow brothers and sisters in arms. Sometimes it seems another lifetime ago, and other times, it seems just yesterday. War is not something most people should experience, but because of it, my companions and I were forever shaped differently. It has affected us all in our own ways. There is a high statistic regarding veteran suicide, twenty-two a day, and since being home, my army unit lost a good soldier to this...

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Christopher Durao
Self-care and SMART Goals

Self-care and SMART Goals

I had been doing pretty well mentally lately. Since I came home from a vacation back in May I felt recharged and have been gassed up, hitting my goals hard non-stop. In just a few months, I have made a lot of positive changes for Resilience and its impact, and my to do list to keep this train moving keeps me busy from sun up to sun down every day (and well past that most times). Even though I am working a lot, it doesn't feel like work to me, because I enjoy every aspect of what I do from designing...

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Christopher Durao
My Mom is a Resilient Warrior and also Fuck Cancer

My Mom is a Resilient Warrior and also Fuck Cancer

My mom is one of the most resilient people I know. If you have encountered her, she is full of love and laughs. She is a social butterfly. I joke and call her a Facebook celebrity all the time because she touches so many people with her warm reach. She has been battling with cancer for pretty much fifteen years now. The first time the cancer showed radiation sent it away for a few years and the second time she had to have chemo treatment and a double mastectomy. Then it was in remission until a few years ago. Since then,...

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Christopher Durao
The Rain-Dwellers

The Rain-Dwellers

Hi everyone! If you're reading this, then you somehow stumbled across this adventure I have been on over the last three years either online through social media or out at an event somewhere in New England. The last few years I have been making it my mission to create more awareness for mental health and provide others with tools for self-care and an alternate perspective to approach their struggles. The best way I have found to go about this is to carry out this reflective and transformative journey myself. Click for more....

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