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Will This Be The Last of The Mass Shootings?

I wrote this in frustration and outrage over our country’s handling of the recent shooting in South Florida, and this is my response to the American epidemic of mass shootings. On Wednesday, February 14th, a 19-year old gunman by the name of Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Wearing a gas mask and full of ammunition, grenades, and an AR-15 assault rifle, he took the lives of 17 people and injured those…

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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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Oprah Winfrey For President? Why Trump’s Victory Gives Her A Fair Chance at Winning

Last night at the Golden Globe Awards Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. Demille Award award, the first black woman to receive the said award.  She rocked the nation with her powerful acceptance speech, touching on the “Times Up” movement, a movement dedicated to fighting Sexual Harassment. Oprah prophesied, “I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon,” words that brought the audience to their feet and left viewers empowered…

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Beauty, Life, Opinions

Why Beauty Companies Should Start Changing The Conversation on Aging

Is Aging Bad? A New Perspective To Consider Next year I’m turning 25, and I have never worried about wrinkles until now. I noticed that I’m slowly beginning to get laugh lines–small creases around the mouth from laughing or other expressions, so I began to worry about it. But in the midst of all worry sessions, comes the voice of reason asking, should you even care?  In the beauty world, they suggest starting your “anti-aging” skin care regimen in your…

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5 Ways to Better Your Mood When You’re Feeling a Little Blue

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How to Uplift Mood Everybody has seen those days where it feels as if grey cloud is your halo —everything seems to be going against you instead of with you. It is easy to stay in that rut and get stuck in those emotions, but sometimes we have to remind ourselves that it’s just a matter of perspective. You have to find that silver lining in that grey cloud. Along with perspective, there are other methods proven to help lift your…

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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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Media Fasting Can Improve Your Quality Of Living Here’s How

The Zeal Life Media Fast

Consecrating Your Mind and Protecting Your Peace  Our minds are such powerful tools. Our thoughts dictate our actions and lead us into the life we either desire or despise. One important factor we tend to forget when it comes to controlling our thought patterns is the media’s influence. Music, TV, pop culture blogs and magazines,  movies etc. all impact how we think and feel. If you aren’t aware, it can affect your quality of living. Don’t believe me? Challenge yourself to…

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Media Distractions, A Quick Political Rant

Let Your Life Be Your Protest So I wrote a post about distraction not too long ago, check it out here. But I wanted to address one specific distraction that is so prevalent, we don’t even realize it’s distracting—the media! Social media, TMZ, BET and Buzz News and whatever other media source you prefer, they are all huge distractions. Don’t get me wrong when used right, media sources are great tools to educate and spread awareness on issues we should…

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Instagram And Its Addictions, The Validation Fix

Instagram Addiction and Overcoming Comparison I needed to revisit the comparison conversation and specifically discuss comparison as it relates to  Instagram. I made a new rule for myself when 2017 came around that I will not scroll through Instagram for more than 60 seconds, and I will not get on the Explore Page at all. I found myself before creating this boundary, tapping instagram– subconsciously even and scrolling and scrolling, switching in and out of the feed and my Explore…

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I Learned 5 Reasons Why Competing in Your Craft is a Waste of Time, So I’ll Share

  What I’ve observed the past 4 years from being around nothing but creatives is the “You can be great, just not greater than me mentality.” There are those who are genuine in their efforts to support one another, but there is a great majority that refuse to help the next person, because of fear they might, “learn all their tricks,” ” steal ideas” or lets be real, do it better. I’ve struggled with this, but what I have to…

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