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From a very young age, we are taught to seek outside validation for all that we do. Our parents taught us whether our behaviors were pleasing or displeasing through their responses to us. As we grew older, we continued to seek this validation from our...

As human beings, we all tend to have opinions about many things. We have opinions about ourselves, other people, fashion, music, entertainment…the list is endless. Sometimes our opinions are solicited, other times they are not. We really thrive off the exchange of opinions, though we...

Go to school they said, get an education they said. People have a tendency to paint a picture of a future life for you that is meaningful, enriching, and successful. Unfortunately life does not always look like the picture that was painted for you. The...

I read an interesting article over the weekend entitled Friendship Goals. This article was very insightful and reminded me of the struggle I went through to find and secure meaningful and authentic friendships. As a child I had a best friend for every new grade....

There is this space called limbo, where many of us will spend a great deal of time straddling the fence between good enough and greatness. In this space, we become content with who we are, we do not believe that there is more to be...

There used to be this fire that burned deep inside of me, metaphorically speaking. It was my passion, my drive, and motivation to do anything that I put my mind to. This fire lead me to my goals, aspirations, and dreams. It motivated me to...

We all may have expectations for how we would like our lives to unfold. We make plans, set goals, and move through life accordingly to the map that we’ve created for ourselves. For awhile, life obliges us and allows us to take control over the...