Picking Up Reading Again After Losing the Habit

My earliest memory of reading included a leapfrog tablet and a stylus. After that, I remember finding a battered Junie B. Jones book in my Grandmother’s toy chest. Junie B. Jones turned into Magic Treehouse, and Magic Treehouse turned into Harry Potter. Reading had me hooked from my earliest days. While children kicked soccer ballsContinue reading “Picking Up Reading Again After Losing the Habit”

A Few Books to Read When You’re Depressed That Aren’t Self-Help

As far as depression goes, there’s a lot more of us suffering than we sometimes feel. If it’s anything like mine, you’ve made a few trips to Google to ask “how to stop being depressed” or to let the internet know that “no one understands.”  If you’ve done this, you know the search results aren’tContinue reading “A Few Books to Read When You’re Depressed That Aren’t Self-Help”

How To Win an Argument

Show, Don’t Tell Making your point is a challenge in a world where everyone thinks their opinion reigns supreme. It is human nature to believe that what we think as an individual is correct, and that we are the top authority in whatever topic is being discussed. It is extremely difficult to change someone’s mindContinue reading “How To Win an Argument”

Your Lack of Inspiration is a Lack of Consumption

I hate to break it to you– but it’s a rare gem to have a great idea come to mind out of nowhere. Ideas come from other ideas, and those ideas come from information. In order to have ideas, you have to consume other ideas day in and day out. This means constantly learning. YouContinue reading “Your Lack of Inspiration is a Lack of Consumption”

10 Easy Ideas to Get You Out of a Funk: How to Beat Creative Block

 If you’re a creative of any kind—artist, writer, musician, photographer, architect, etc— you know that creative block is a real thing. When it hits, sometimes the best thing to do is give up on your work for a few days and do something else entirely. But there’s a way to get out of a funkContinue reading “10 Easy Ideas to Get You Out of a Funk: How to Beat Creative Block”

If you can’t make serotonin, store bought is fine

The recipe of antidepressant stigma Ingredients: Misconceptions    3 cups Media influence   ½ Tbsp Blame                  2 Tsp Ingredients lists aside, medications designed to treat mental illness get a bad rap. No one questions a diabetic taking insulin, or an old person with arthritis taking pain medicine.Continue reading “If you can’t make serotonin, store bought is fine”

Why Attention Seeking Isn’t Bad

And How to Do it Right There are plenty of good reasons to want attention. You can be a great person with world-changing ideas, but that doesn’t matter if no one knows who you are. It is essential to put yourself in front of the world if you want to make things shake, but folksContinue reading “Why Attention Seeking Isn’t Bad”

Why you SHOULD Care What Other People Think

In The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, law 5 reads “so much depends on your reputation– guard it with your life.” While we aren’t all looking for power, everyone can benefit from the effects of a great reputation.  Caring about what others think can feel negative, but some of your best decisions canContinue reading “Why you SHOULD Care What Other People Think”

Less is More: The Power of Saying Less

In The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, the 4th law reads “always say less than necessary”. The idea behind this law is that the less you say, the more powerful your words come across– and the less likely you are to say something foolish. Many of us stress about what to say, whenContinue reading “Less is More: The Power of Saying Less”

Family Values For the Modern Family

Family values are values passed down from elders to youth that guide roles, decisions, behaviors, and morals. Family values are important because they help family members to make decisions they feel good about and establish strong family bonds.  In today’s climate, there are people who miss old-fashioned values, and people who do away with theContinue reading “Family Values For the Modern Family”