2 ways to become more kind

2 Ways to Become More Kind

    Becoming more kind is important because kindness can change the world. I learned its world-changing powers by studying what true kindness is and wrote What In The World Does It Mean to Be Kind. Then I gathered stories from individuals I know to see ways kindness had changed their world. Kindness is powerful […]

Why it's hard to embrace who you are & what to do

Why It’s Hard to Embrace Who You Are and What to Do

  It’s no secret many people have trouble embracing who they are. Why is that? What does it mean to embrace who you are? And why is it so hard? Is there anything we can do to change it? I struggled for a long time on this issue but I’ve learned some things that have […]

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

    Everyone is affected by trauma. It’s easy to fall into the comparing game and belittle our pain when we hear the reports of tragedies like shootings, plane crashes, and weather disasters. But that’s not wise. Those things are indeed traumatic and your trauma matters too. If you don’t do something about it, you’ll […]

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When Life Is a Roller Coaster Ride Hold Onto Enough

I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters but I like certain ones. I don’t like the steep vertical drops. The tick tick tick tick sound as it slowly creeps up into the sky looking like I’m being jettisoned into space unnerves me. My heart pounds anticipating the drop to come. The fear locks my […]

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Independence is Not Freedom

As a granddaughter of immigrants, I was raised to appreciate the price of freedom. America’s journey to become free from the tyranny of England began with the Declaration of Independence. A lot of blood was shed in the process. But I’ve learned that independence is not freedom. I appreciate the desire to come out from […]