Inspiration

How to Trust Things Will be Alright though You’re in Pain

Life can hit us hard. We’re met with failures and disappointments. We’re met with pain and heartbreak. At one moment, we can feel powerful. Then, changes we do not expect come and we’re reduced to weeping on our bed. You start to wonder why? Why is God doing this to you? Why is your life […]

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The Truth about Having & Maintaining Friendships

I value people. Connecting with others, engaging in discussions, sharing thoughts, ideas and laughter means a lot to me. Yet, like most people, I have my flaws. I do not always put enough effort into maintaining the friendships that I’ve been blessed with. I can consume myself with my aspirations, my ambitions or simply ruminating […]

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How to Stop Being Passive & Start Taking Action

A friend once told me that I always do what I say I want to do which is admirable. Until I was told that, I didn’t realize that it was one of those traits in me. But I’m an action-taker. Whenever there is something my mind and heart is yearning for, I feel a drive […]

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Ways to Get Over Bad Moods during the Winter & Holiday Season

Our mental health can be affected in a variety of ways because of different factors. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that’s due to a change in seasons. Your energy levels become low. You lose interest in activities you used to enjoy. You feel sluggish, agitated and hopeless. I experienced this living in […]

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Uncovering the Life You Want From Shattered Pieces

I have flaws. Moving in hurried steps, blinded by ambitions as I push you aside. I keep quiet and smile when I should speak up. I sit in spaces I don’t feel I belong. What helps me to realize this flaw is unfortunate because I begin to break. My body grows weak. My mind is […]

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Tips for Surviving the Job Search as a Young Graduate

The day I graduated from university was such a significant stage and transition in my life. It wasn’t only because of getting the degree but rather, my perception of myself and the world changed. When I was in school, I thrived. I participated in numerous organizations and held officer roles. I was featured in my […]

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How To Love Our Imperfect & Beautiful Body Exactly As It Is

Growing up, I was insecure. How I looked played a part in my insecurities. When I was in elementary and junior high school, I was often the tallest girl in my class. I hated that.  I remember a student made a comment that I was so tall. I would then slouch to appear shorter than […]

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Eight Authors Who Should Always Be Celebrated

Books are what brings me peace, happiness, and comfort. I love words. I always have and always will. In honor of National Author’s Day, I’m celebrating some of the authors whose books, whose words have such a profound impact on my life. Elizabeth Gilbert                   It’s been […]

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Prose Poetry: Whispered Thoughts from Exposed Houses

In many different settings Where I roam different houses I think back to several different lives   Small houses with few rooms A neighborhood where my skin blends in Though the snow and hail leaves me dreary, There is comfort among the writers, artists and activists Inspired and empowered, I move freely But I later […]

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How to Get Real About Who You Are

Authenticity is my favorite word. It’s what I live for.  Being real is happiness. Being real is peace of mind. Being real is a relief. It matters to live your life in a way that truly reflects all of who you are. However, the process of being real has been shaky for me. It’s been […]

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