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10 Tips to Deter Depression

10 Tips to Deter Depression

According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, “Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. (Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun; 62(6):...

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The Comparison Combat

The Comparison Combat

I chose this picture to illustrate comparison, and I have to admit, I was tempted to "blur out" the blemish on my chin. Before I left for my second trip to the Philippines, I was knee deep in comparison. I had just graduated college, and I felt like I wasn’t going...

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The Will to Kill

The Will to Kill

In recent news, we have all been notified that designer Kate Spade took her own life on June 5 by an apparent suicide. Just three short days later, on June 8 celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hung himself in his hotel in France. Without going into much detail of their...

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The Purpose Project

The Purpose Project

When something has a purpose, they are being used for something. For instance, a microphone’s purpose is to amplify sound. The microphone doesn’t have to go out and seek its purpose, for it was already given to it by its creator. For when it’s used, that’s when its...

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The Struggle is Fear (real)

The Struggle is Fear (real)

I love a good horror movie, which is funny because I am the world’s biggest scaredy-cat. I was the kid growing up who went to their parent’s room every night because I was afraid that Jim Carey playing The Mask was in my room. My parents decided to lock their door at...

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Birthdays and Galaxies

Birthdays and Galaxies

Since I turn 22 today, and my birthday falls on December 22, I thought it would be cool if I wrote out 22 things I have learned this past year. So here it is: I’ve learned how to drive in L.A. haha and I hated it. I have way. Too. Much. Road. Rage. I’ve learned that I...

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A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

I am in a season of life where I am learning to walk welcomed. The Lord has been gracing me with a reoccurring lesson, and I can hear His voice saying: You have a seat at the table, my dear. Like literally no joke, the softness of His voice and presence is instilling...

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A Beautiful Exchange

A Beautiful Exchange

At first, I did not want to write on the topic of heartbreak, like at all… mainly because I felt like I didn’t have enough insight or good advice for it… But over the past few months, so many of my friends have come to me telling me about their breakups and how it has...

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Runnin’ Thru the 6 Tips to a Better Day

Runnin’ Thru the 6 Tips to a Better Day

  hope y’all are young enough to catch the Drake reference 1. Ya Snooze Ya Lose If you're like me... then you probably set 4-5 alarms the night before, and they are all probably 2 minutes apart, haha. Unfortunately, research shows that this form of waking up is...

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Control is to be Surrendered. Contentment is to be Embraced.

Control is to be Surrendered. Contentment is to be Embraced.

My “go to” reactions to stress, change, or hurt are: panic and obsession. I panic that I won’t be able to fix something and then I obsess about the situation until I am blue in the face. We all have different tendencies in our reactions to difficult situations, but...

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