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Absence & Distance – REPOST

“Distance gives us a reason to love harder.” -Unknown I had previously written a post about maintaining long-distance relationships. Yesterday, while reading an article about it, I found some tips that friends family members use to get over distance. To keep things in context, here’s the original post with the tips added in:

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Loyalty

“The older I get, the more I value loyalty. You can fool me with kindness, but loyalty speaks for itself.” -Kristen Butler What is loyalty? The textbook definition is giving firm and constant support to someone.

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Taking the Right Advice

“The people with the best advice are usually the ones who have been through the most.” -Unknown I’ve written several posts before about listening to your heart when it comes to major decisions. I’ve talked about how manu people will try to dictate your life path but ultimately, everything’s up to you. Given that Samantha…

Opioid Epidemic – Part 2
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Opioid Epidemic – Part 2

“Realizing and listening to what your body and mind is telling you — that’s most important.” -Author Tianna G. Hansen In yesterday’s post, I discussed a few but certainly not all, of the factors that may have contributed to the current opioid epidemic. In this part, it’s my hope and my goal to not only…

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Opioid Epidemic – Part 1

“The worst thing about prescription medication is that  sometimes it works too well.” -Unknown “A doctor was arrested for writing X number of prescriptions.” In the past month alone, I’ve read about twelve or thirteen such headlines in the news. I’ve also read countless accounts of people going bankrupt to fulfill the need of an…

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Big Post Coming Tomorrow

Hello dear readers & members of this site, Thank you for taking the invaluable time to read & interact with various writers and their wonderful posts. I regret to inform you that I do not have a post today but have a major, two-part post coming on tomorrow and on Thursday regarding a topic that…

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Bipolar Disorder

“Bipolar disorder is a challenge but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.” -Carrie Fisher For as long as I can remember, my personal battle with mental health has always been centered on depression. And while that certainly doesn’t imply a lack of knowledge about other…

Getting sick
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Getting sick

“When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, you’ll move on and let Karma do the rest.” -Unknown Does the following scenario sound familiar? You wake up with body aches. You’re constantly sneezing or sniffling. You keep sweating and freezing simultaneously.

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Attachment and Detachment

“The root of suffering is attachment.” -The Buddha Does attachment to something or someone always hurt us in the longrun? Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Jainism have always said so. From a practical point of view it makes sense. As human beings, we all have a heart and feelings. You never know when these…

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Rest

“Have regular hours for work & play; make each day both useful and pleasant and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.” -Louisa May Alcott How important is getting the proper rest in our lives? According to most psychologists and life coaches, it’s as important, if sometimes not more, than…

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Patience

“Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.” -Bruce Lee How hard or easy is it to have patience? For me personally, it’s one of the most difficult acts to do. Whether it’s waiting for a package delivery or sitting at the airport, I always find myself getting antsy, especially if things…

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Manifestation

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. -Wayne Dyer What is manifestation? And can it do all the wonders that self-help gurus and motivational speakers attest to? If we start at the beginning, manifestation is described as an event or…

Faith
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Faith

“Faith is taking the first step when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Is faith a term that can only be used in the context of religion? Can you have faith without being religious? Many would argue against that idea. The common theory has always been that putting your trust in…

Seeking Validation
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Seeking Validation

An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. -Mandy Hale How necessary is it to for us to have validation? In terms of needing it, not very necessary at all in most aspects of life. Wanting it, however, is a different story. As human beings, we want validation for…

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Good & Bad Company

“Associate yourself with people of good quality for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” -Booker T. Washington How important is it to be around positive people? Most people, be it writers, doctors, lawyers or in any other profession, think it’s perhaps the most crucial factor in succeeding in any endeavor. Psychologists…

The Power of the Written Word
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The Power of the Written Word

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai I do it. Every contributer to this site does it. And everyone reading this post probably does it too. It’s one of the most theraputic and cathartic activities ever. And yet, it still remains grossly underrated. I’m talking about writing….

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Benefits of Getting Sick

“Being sick is just your body’s way of saying you’re too awesome, and you need to slow down, so everyone can catch up.” -Unknown Being sick sucks, right? It can put you in a depressing mood and everything, be it eating, talking or simply getting out of bed seems like a chore. But what if…

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Dreaming While We Sleep

“Dreams don’t come true, they ARE true.” -Author Tim Robbins Have you ever had a dream while sleeping that replayed itself in reality later? I have. Mind you, I’m not suggesting that I can see the future or have any kind of special telekinesis power to connect to another realm. What has happened to me…

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Decisions

“The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.” -Napoleon Hill We all have to make them several times a day. Some are made without a second’s hesitation. Others require a lot of calculations. I’m talking about decisions. How do we go about making them?…

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Men don’t cry…do they?

“Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it’ll tear you apart.” -Sometimes You Win (1979) by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show Sometimes it’s discouraged, sometimes you’re pushed to let it out. But if you’re a male who grew up in the twentieth century, you were most likely told…