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How To Stop Basing Your Values In Other’s Opinions

How To Stop Basing Your Values In Other’s Opinions Peer and societal pressures are real... Now, I’m not referencing experiences such as your grandma trying to pawn off some of her chocolate chip cookies to you, I’m referencing ways you alter your personality, mediums of expression and overall beliefs of the world around you to please those in your inner circle. We are all unique individuals. Why should we be forced to morph with the pack to feel more stable when we are all destined to push the boundaries and take risks? I can’t say I have always strayed away from following others. In high school, I found I was constantly altering the words that came out of my mouth or the way I dressed because I was afraid that others would think.This then transformed to me loosing sight of who ...

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How To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work For You

How to Make A Long Distance Relationship Work For You Okay... I get it. The phrase “long-distance” is one that holds many negative stereotypes when it comes to relationships. It's scary, I know. Time away from your significant other can be really challenging. However, it’s not all infrequent phone calls and tissue boxes. When you are forced to spend time away from your partner, you are granted a period to really reflect upon the value that your relationship adds to your life. While you are away from one another, you have ample time to talk and continue to learn more about one another than you would have when relaxing and watching Netflix. You are even granted more time to fully involve yourself in your interests and passions. Even though this all may sound great, it only is if yo...

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How My Passion Has Shaped Me Into Who I Am

Let's Talk About Singing... Welcome to 2021 everyone!!! Ah we made it! To start the new year, I wanted to talk about something that makes me shine. Singing has been a big part of my life ever since I was little. It has allowed me to convey my creativity to the world. I discovered this passion of mine in the middle of my fourth grade musical, a child-friendly rendition of Mamma Mia while I was belting my little lungs out, riding on a wave of pure bliss. Prior to this experience, I was more on the quiet spectrum, getting embarrassed if my sister heard me singing “Eye of the Tiger” in the shower. I always felt truly alive while singing from the first audience of thirty or so parents forced into coming to a play to my largest crowd of two thousand music fans eagerly watching me per...

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The Top 5 Ways to Destress Right Now

The Top 5 Ways to Destress Right Now Life is stressful! Right now with the pandemic, the election, exams, work, or whatever else it may be, their is a lot going on. Sometimes everything can become so overwhelming that we can become absent minded and forgetful which can cause even more stress. The other day, for example, I was walking around trying to find my keys while they were in my hand. For your sake, and for the sake of those you live with, check out the top 5 ways to destress if you find yourself like I did.  1) Take a walk! Taking a break from the screen and getting outside for some fresh air can be a real game changer. Whether it is the warm sun on your back or the sound of the leaves blowing in the wind, walking can quickly put...

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An Open Letter to My Family: Thank You For Supporting Me At Home

I did not expect to move home so suddenly after leaving for my dream school...    Last September, as I drove down to Los Angeles with my parents, hauling almost everything I owned with me, I never would have thought that seven months later I would be doing the same trip back home. This time however, instead of wearing my new UCLA hoodie I would be wearing a face mask, gloves, and having to change my clothes before I entered my front door. Moving back home was never a part of the larger “plan” that I had imagined for myself when I started college. That being said, over the past seven months I am so grateful that I have been able to come home and receive much needed support during this time. I’ve learned that sometimes things don’t work out the way you had intende...

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3 Ways To Find And Keep Your Balance

Balance is Crucial.  Sometimes life can become so busy that in a blink of an eye, the day will be over. Then a month will go by and you find yourself losing sight of your personal goals. This past month, that is exactly what happened to me. I found myself working two jobs, staying committed to my writing, making time for my family, friends and getting prepared for recruitment with my sorority. I didn’t even realize I was so overwhelmed and overworked until I found myself having to take naps through the day, my overall energy diminishing and not being as productive as I usually am. With school starting back up, I wanted to share some strategies that have helped me become balanced.        1) Make time for the things you love...

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Respect Yourself and Others!

Respect Yourself and Others! This past year has not been an easy ride for anyone. However, no matter what is happening in your life or in the world, that can not act as an excuse to be disrespectful to someone that comes into your life. Rather than tearing down those around us, we need to ready ourselves with the right tools on how to address our feelings while being respectful to others. What does respect mean you may ask? My definition is to have admiration for someone’s actions and regard for their personal beliefs, traditions and circumstances. We MUST be able to respect ourselves AND show respect towards others. Everything starts with you. How you internally talk to yourself and how you treat others should follow along the lines of that definition.  ...

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