Wellness

Why 15 Minutes Is All It Takes To Be Kind

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Having gratitude essentially enables us to not take things for granted. There are times when seeing the silver lining is a challenge, and I do not want to undermine real struggle and hardship. However, obstacles in life can lead to great rewards because we cannot come out of struggle without being inherently changed by it. Nevertheless, it’s up to us to make sure that change is good rather than bad. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trying vs. Doing: Choose Your Verb

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Trying vs. Doing: Choose Your Verb
Photo By: Sonyo Estavillo

I heard the titled phrase from an acquaintance who happens to also be a teacher. It struck me as an easy “go to” phrase to keep tucked away and ready to pull out when you need a little motivation. Read the rest of this entry »

When Ordinary Humans Become Extraordinary: The Power of Will

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Robert Marchand 105 years old sets biking record.


On January 4, 2017, a senior citizen who is definitely retired set an inspirational record. He biked 14 miles in one hour. This measly 14 miles in an hour is considered beginner’s speed by a livestrong.com article. Not to mention, 14 miles on a bike in one hour is a snail pace compared to Denise Mueller of San Diego, who is the world’s fastest female bicyclist. Read the rest of this entry »

What Death Looks Like: A Short Story

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Photo of Dying Hands By: Sonyo Estavillo
Photo of Dying Hands By: Sonyo Estavillo

[Warning: Not a Typical ‘Lil Pick Me Up’  Post]


The decaying fabric of his skin was melting off his bones, like wax off a long lit candle, and the whites of his eyes downgraded to a shade of gray with veins now elevated, making them bulge from the sockets. Read the rest of this entry »

Catch & Release: Why You Must Do Both When Dealing With Emotional Baggage

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It’s not easy to release the unnecessary baggage you’ve been carrying around with you all this time unless you know to how to catch yourself holding onto it.

The past is the hardest thing to rid ourselves of, mostly because we don’t realize that it is weighing us down. Or we have become addicted to the pull. I’m one of those people. But on Oct. 10, I turned one year older, and hopefully I am also one year wiser. Read the rest of this entry »