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    Inner Peace

    I consider myself to be part introvert, part extrovert. Which part you come into contact with is relative to the environment I’m in, and the circumstances I’m under. Those who are close to me would argue that my emotions can be fleeting at times (food is a pretty big factor in that). Still, whichever emotion I’m feeling, trust and believe I’m feeling ALL of it. There is rarely a healthy medium unless I’m in a moment I often call “zoning” out. Some may define this as dramatic. I like to call it “passionate”. So back to zoning out. It sounds trippy, but it’s what I do when I’m trying to…

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    If you’re anything like me when it comes to hair, then the last thing you want to be concerned with is how to style it during the summer. On top of the fact that humidity is my worst enemy, my hair also doesn’t respond well to swimming…or sweating. So every summer I try to find different “protective styles” so that I can be care free and enjoy all of my summer activities without damaging my hair. A protective style is a style the keeps your hair from being completely exposed. It protects your ends and helps to retain moisture. It also helps to promote hair growth because your hair is…

  • Ahead of the Curve: My Journey With Scoliosis

    I actually never thought I would be sharing this story with anyone. Especially not the public. I’m not the type to be candid about my insecurities or struggles. My mantra is that everyone has them; so why should I broadcast mine as if they are any more difficult or debilitating than the next person? To an extent I was wrong. Yes we all know that everyone has their own battles and their own journey. Still, how much better does it make you feel when you find out that someone else is battling the same thing that you are? How uplifting would it be to hear positive words from someone who…

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    Reading is one of my favorite hobbies (besides binge watching my favorite series). It’s a great way to expand your vocabulary and feed your imagination. Books are much more detailed than movies, which is why I prefer them. As a child, my dad would take me to the library to read and check out books. Each summer he would assign me a certain amount of books to read. He would drop me off at the library to pick out the books, and then pick me up when I was ready to check out. As an adult I still hold myself to the same standard, only year round as opposed to…

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    As badly as we want our children to be a better version of us, it is necessary to keep in mind that they are NOT us. Having a child is not an opportunity for a “do-over”. It’s not a chance for us to live through them, and force them to make the choices that we want them to make. It is however an opportunity to guide and nurture a human being as they embark on their own individual journey. Our children also reveal things about us that we either didn’t notice prior to parenthood, or did not acknowledge. Children often have no filter or awareness of social cues when they…

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    Palpicornia

    Growing up in my household, it was always understood that getting up early for church on sunday morning was a must. I was raised Baptist, and my mother is the kind of woman who involves herself heavily in the church. She didn’t care if you were out until 4am and you didn’t get any sleep the night before. Regardless of how you felt, you were getting up and going to church. She didn’t care if you had homework on Wednesday nights or a project to work on. You better figure it out before 7pm, because you were going to bible study. As a small child I was quite involved in…

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    Waves of Self-Doubt

    For as long as I can remember, I have had an analytical mind with a creative heart. Even as a child I was very mature and calculated. Never broke a bone, I can only vividly remember one spanking, and I have no stories of wild disobedient behavior. This isn’t to say that I never broke the rules, however I was usually sure to err on the side of caution when making decisions. I have always been observant and introverted as it pertained to new people or environments; Slow to warm. Yet when in my element(s), its as if my mind and heart are conflicted. The outcome is usually me stifling…