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10 Affirmations To Tell Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

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Recently I’ve been waking up feeling like the weight of the world is on my chest. One Saturday morning I sat and stared at the ceiling for hours. I kid you not. I felt hopeless, inadequate, insecure, etc. You know that feeling where the world feels like its folding and you don’t want to fight back? You’re tired of fighting back.  Yeah, I know that feeling. I’m thankful to have the faith in God that I have, and I believe words…

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Finding Your Match, 6 Tips to Healthy Online Dating

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Online Dating Tips For some, finding people to date is hard, especially after long periods of dud after dud. And now, more than ever dating is more difficult. There are so many online dating and social media platforms for the hopeless romantic. In an effort to combat the anxiety of finding your partner quicker, services like OkCupid, and Match.com advertise expertise in helping you find your perfect match.. and fast.  However, more often, the opposite is the case. A lot…

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Inspiring, Life, Opinions

Do You Recognize This Face? Boston Museum of Science Brings Awareness to Mental Illness

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Boston Museum of Science’s Exhibit, Many Faces of Our Mental Health   On Jan. 14, the Washington Post published a short article on the Boston Museum of Science’s new exhibit Many Faces of Our Mental Health , in which they asked what does someone with mental illness look like? Through Feb. 11, visitors can ask themselves that question and find their own answers in the work of artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell. Partnering with psychiatrist-scientist Dr. Bruce Cohen and science journalist Dr. Rae…

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It’s Time To Let Go, 9 Things We All Need To Leave in 2017

New Years Resolution Ideas So it’s the last week of December and we’re reflecting on the year and looking ahead to 2018. Most of us are making new years resolutions, so this is the time to be 100 percent honest with ourselves. It is time to remove the distractions from our lives. Here are 9 things that should not see the light of day in 2018:   1. The Job You Hate You’ve been working a job for two plus…

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Grieving During the Holidays, 3 Ways to Support Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones

Grieving During The Holidays Christmas for many is a time for family, celebration and showing the ones you love the most how much you appreciate and care for them. We exchange smiles and hugs in shopping malls, make out Christmas list and prepare ourselves for holiday tradition. This is not the experience for all however, there are many who dread this time of the year because they can no longer experience it with someone they love. About 3 years ago my…

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Your Cuba Travel Guide, 10 Things You Should Know Before Your Trip

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  The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide If you need to get away, and I mean really disconnect from your lifestyle, consider a trip to Cuba. Despite what you’ve heard, Cuba is a safe and beautiful country. And a fairly inexpensive get-away compared to most overseas excursions. My friends and I stayed for 4 nights and 5 days, right outside of La Habana and each day was magical. We toured the Old and New Havana, learning the history pre and post-revolution. We…

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“Inner City Urban: Vine City,” An Exploration of Gentrification and Poverty in Atlanta by Rose Smith

Inner City Urban: Vine City Atlanta, the Southern Hollywood, is highlighted for its trendy lifestyle and affluent culture in the arts and nightlife, but like any major city, there are parts that are often neglected and hardly mentioned. Vine City is a historical district in Atlanta–home of historically black universities, Clark, Spelman and Morehouse. The city is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lead the most revolutionary movement in the world, but this town once rich in ancestral spirit is…

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Is a Long Distance-Relationship Worth it? Here are 8 Pros and Cons to Consider Before Taking The Leap

Pros and Cons to consider before starting a long-distance relationship No one goes out looking for a long-distance relationship it just happens. Because let’s face it, they can suck, but it can also improve intimatcy. Like everything else in life, there are pros and cons within a long distance relationship, and people usually decide early on if they can handle the test of distance. Many would opt out of being in a long distance relationship, but circumstances may arise beyond…

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Overcoming Grief, Here’s 7 Ways To Cope With The Death of A Loved One

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Overcoming Grief & Loss One of the hardest encounters we will face in this life is the lost of someone we love. Overcoming grief is challenging, but when faced with great adversity, it is an opportunity to learn who we are and strengthen our human experience. In 2015 my Grandmother passed away unexpectedly. Our relationship was so special, and when she was called home, I was torn. To this day her death has been the hardest pain I’ve dealt with,…

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The Benefits of Dating, 5 Emotional and Mental Factors To Consider

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The Benefits of Dating Whether you’re hitting the town with your friends or you all are staying in for a game night, you’re bound to run into somebody who will spark your interest. Dating is beneficial to finding your future spouse, helping you grow as a person and building friendships, (granted everything ended mutually.) There are different definitions of the word dating, millennials often say “talking” to someone, but in all, it is the process of getting to know someone on…

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