Empowerment

Why Are You Friends With Your Friends?

Why Are You Friends With Your Friends? From time and time again, I have witnessed so many of my loved ones be pulled down by those who they consider are their closest friends. We all have to admit to ourselves that this has happened to us at some point in our lives. It is so easy to be blinded by the fact that, as humans, we crave closeness with others. But when that relationship becomes unrewarding, we must learn when to walk away. Whether the friend we thought we could confide in is not as trustworthy as we thought, provides little to no emotional support, or there is a total lack of respect, we deserve better.  Science agrees! In a 2014 study conducted by UCLA (go bruins!), they suggested that a relationship that brings one stress and anxiety can actually cause your immun...

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Empowerment

Why 2020 Shouldn’t Be #Canceled

Why 2020 Shouldn't Be #Canceled To say this has been one hell of a year would be an understatement. From the wildfires that plagued Australia to the most confusing and disagreed upon virus called Covid-19 globally affecting the world to America being thrown into political turmoil with protests, riots, and oh ya, Kanye West running for President, it has been an extremely unpredictable year.  Lately I have seen the hashtag #cancel2020 around social media and I AM OVER IT. I get it, it’s been an extraordinarily stressful year for all of us. Not knowing if we are still employed, going back to school or work in the fall, whether things in our community are open or closed or opening again, or even how long Coronavirus lasts on plastic surfaces makes going about our day to day live...

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