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Farewell Letter from Board President, Vanessa Vargas

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November
30

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” -Maya Angelou As I make my exit as the president of The Center for Trauma & Resilience Board of Director’s, this quote from Maya Angelou …

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I Will One Day Make Magic!

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May
17

Being the only black female student in a graduate program is rather tiring. I felt as if I was the speaker of all things black. White individuals sought after my opinion constantly on black teens being murdered by police and …

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Culture of Inclusiveness-Best Nonprofit Award

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July
23

In 2015, The Center for Trauma & Resilience, formerly known as the Denver Center for Crime Victims (DCCV), was nominated for the Best Nonprofits to Work for 2015 award and here is why this agency deserves the title. I am …

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Finding Time – A Lesson Worth Learning

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June
9

Most every day for the past 25 years I talk with at least one person about what they are doing to manage the stress and trauma in their lives. It’s generally not a conversation that I am seeking out. Sometimes …

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My Meaning of Yoga

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March
4

A childhood friend recently posted a picture on her Facebook page of a woman who was meditating with a red X crossing the entire picture and the caption: “yoga is not safe!” It reminded me of what I heard years …

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Learning self-care in the non-profit world

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December
3

The idea of self-care was very foreign to me. Coming from a country where rest and self-indulgence are not the norm, it was rather difficult to assimilate the concept of caring about myself. In Mexico, you are expected to work …

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The End of Kumbaya

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September
18

I went to work for a small nonprofit at the age of 24. The staff was more diverse than any place I had ever been; the clients were much more diverse than anyplace that I had ever worked. All of …

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