Some Ways that I Practice Staying in the Present Moment

In my previous post, Staying in the Present Moment, I talked about my work toward staying in the present moment. Now here are some ways that I practice staying in the moment: Meditation is probably my #1 method. You would be surprised at what 5-10 minutes of deep breathing can do for you. Guided meditations… Continue reading Some Ways that I Practice Staying in the Present Moment

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Staying in the Present Moment

Something that I have really trying to work on since I graduated college is staying in the present moment. Throughout my life, it has been very difficult for me to stay present for longer than 5 seconds. Worries and anxiety seep into my mind quickly and distract me from whatever activity I am engaged in… Continue reading Staying in the Present Moment

Music is Powerful

In my opinion, the power of music is honestly not talked enough. The right song, artist, sound, and/or genre can really transcend you to a completely different place, some good and some bad. Songs from your past can take you on a nostalgic ride and take you back to the exact moment you first heard… Continue reading Music is Powerful

The Thing about Personal Growth/Change

Recently, the idea of growth and changing has become pretty popular, which is great to a certain extent. I say to a certain extent because I am noticing that some people are changing not for themselves but for others. Or some people feel pressured to go about their personal growth journey the same exact way… Continue reading The Thing about Personal Growth/Change

Ways I Jump-start my Creativity

Just like everyone else, I go through periods where I don't feel creative and I need something to spark it. Below are some of the ways I get my creativity going during low times: Reading other people’s works such as blogs, articles, poetry books and other types of books. Recently, I read Bored and Brilliant… Continue reading Ways I Jump-start my Creativity

Bored and Brilliant Book Review

In the beginning of June, I read a book called Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi. I wanted a book to read to get my creative juices flowing because I didn’t create anything in a while. This book seemed useful based on the description… Continue reading Bored and Brilliant Book Review

Doing Major Life Transitions by Myself

When it was near the end of senior year of college, everyone was going around asking each other what we had planned for life after undergrad. I told people that I was going to graduate school in Chicago, most of them were surprised that I was going to leave the East Coast. Some of them… Continue reading Doing Major Life Transitions by Myself

Curlfest 2018

On July 21st, I went to my first ever Curlfest, which is an annual event where black girl magic just thrives. It is usually held in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. Natural hair brands and companies come out and give out free samples of products and/or sell the regular size products. Some brands even… Continue reading Curlfest 2018

Give People Some Space to Complain a Little

Hear my out, complaining is not that bad. It can be a form of venting as a way for people to verbalize their frustrations, dislikes, etc. When people verbalize their frustrations, it lead to them feeling better instead of keeping everything inside or feeling like they have to deny/hide emotions. They can get a better… Continue reading Give People Some Space to Complain a Little

Numbing

Wouldn’t it be great if we could pick and choose which emotions we and just shut off, whether temporarily or for life? The minute an emotion is too overpowering we could just shut it off and go about our day. Unfortunately, as humans we cannot do that. We are meant to feel all emotions as… Continue reading Numbing