GUEST WRITER: Cheryl Conklin: Five Fun Hobbies for the Heart, Soul, and Body

Five Fun Hobbies for the Heart, Soul, and Body Developing a hobby or learning a new skill challenges you and keeps life interesting. Hobbies are great to have at any age, especially for seniors. After retirement, there’s all the time in the world to do the things you want to do, but who says that […]

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It shouldn’t Hurt

“If you can’t be honest to your best friends and family about how he’s actually treating you, he’s not treating you right.” —thevelveteenrabid I felt like I would look like a failure and be a laughing stock if the relationship failed. I put the best possible image on all forms of social media. After constantly […]

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“Don’t take advice form people you don’t want to be.”

“Don’t take advice form people you don’t want to be.” Seeing this quote spoke volumes in my life. Why was I allowing people constantly criticize my life and try to steer me in all different directions. But is it the right direction? Or is it just the direction they see as “right?” And is that […]

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Be Beautiful, Be You

In life a hard pill everyone needs to learn how to swallow is there is always going to be someone better than you or smarter than you or prettier than you or more fit than you. I was given this truth by my roommate who learned it from her father. There’s this beautiful realization that […]

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Keep Your Head Up

It’s okay to have off days. It’s okay to allow yourself to be sad sometimes and feel your emotions as they come. You can’t force happiness all the time.  Somedays it’s going to rain and it’s better to just let it. Rain is what comes before the rainbow. With that being said you can’t wallow […]

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Traumas

Traumas are very real and very powerful. The imprint traumatic experiences leave on a person’s life will vary and is unique. Different people process different negative or tragic events that will occur to them throughout their life at different speeds and in varying degrees of intensity. You, and you alone, internally are the healer and […]

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The Start of Establishing and Enforcing Boundaries

I’ve always been like people’s stepping stool or doormat. I’m too nice so people think “wow it’d be so easy to just take advantage of her.” Instead of appreciating my kindness they want to take it a step farther and just try to manipulate me. I’ve had so many people that I just allowed to […]

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My story: why/ how I lost my virginity

Video transcript: Me, coming to college an innocent, naive Virgin (planning to save it until marriage)Goes to frat party sober with a new sorority sister & meets a sober older brother.He asked for my number & we started texting & became friends.He was looking at new PCs so he asked if I’d show him mine […]

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What I want In My Future Relationship

I want a best friend that we share a lot of things in common and share a love of music. I, also, want us to be able to go and do our own things as well. I don’t want to be glued together 24/7, I want each of us to have time with our friends. […]

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Living Your Life Positively

Living a positive life and dedicating yourself to a positive mindset is the life philosophy that helped me heal through many of my traumas. I have trained myself to stop dwelling on what could go wrong and the negatives attached to situations and to instead think of what could go right and focus on trying […]

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