Did your teacher ever tell you this? Have you seen this phrase online, in writing advice, or if you’ve ever searched the word “said?” Well, you aren’t alone. Learn why “said is dead” might be killing your writing.
With high school rolling around the corner, I’ve been faced with a lot of new decisions. For the indecisive of you out there, here are three things that I do when trying to make any decision–big, little, important, stupid.
This is your ultimate guide to all things contacts! It will answer:
How do I put in and take out contacts?
How do I clean contacts?
How can I tell if my contacts are ripped/torn/inside out?
Why can’t I sleep or swim with contacts in?
What should I do if my contact is broken?
Forgetfulness. If you’re anything like me, this one thirteen letter word causes an overwhelming tide of problems crashing into your everyday life: frantic calls, lost items, rushing around like a chicken with their head cut off. Plagued by a ditzy, wandering mind, that relentless forgetfulness that keeps surfacing has left me feeling frazzled and unprepared many times throughout my life. But there are ways to not let your memory get you down. Here are some things I’ve down in my life to help combat a bad memory.
Recently, I entered into a contest with the topic of “Why Words Matter” hosted by my city’s Cultural Awareness Society. I won in my age group with this short essay I wrote with the topic in mind. Enjoy! ********************** Could you imagine even a day of utter, all-encompassing silence? As a child, the silent game… Continue reading Sharing Our Stories: Language, Communication, and Why Words Matter
“There’s always going to be someone better.” If you are anything like me, you’ve heard this before. And it breaks your heart every time. I’ve been there! I hate those words more than anything. Why? Because I want to be the best at something. Anything. A simple desire, yet one that causes a lot of… Continue reading Envy- Why we feel it, how to get rid of it
With any new (or old) hobby or passion, the desire for growth is always there. But growth and achievement seem virtually impossible when you don’t know where to start. Without a plan? Not only can you not imagine the challenges you need to face, but they will be tougher to manage once they do inevitably… Continue reading The Simple 5-Step Plan: Get Better At Anything!
Ugh. I really should exercise today… You think, throwing off the sheets and looking down at yourself self-consciously. It had been days since you’d gotten actual, true physical activity, more than walking back and forth from the fridge to the couch and hopping in the car to drive to work or school, where you spend… Continue reading 5 easy tips to form good habits and break bad ones
Sometimes life is rough. The smooth seas of childhood won’t last forever: the blissful days in the sun, drifting peacefully to sleep after a long day, the sweet, positive outlook on life that makes everything seem radiant and beautiful. The angry torrents of problems will crash over you, pushing you beneath the surface sometimes. You… Continue reading Gratitude: Taking a look at the little things
People have millions of theories as to how to get rid of boredom, stop bad habits, not overeat, even to live a happy, joyful life! But do all of them really work? Absolutely not. The main problem is that most of them are just simply too big. For example, happiness. Some say just to focus… Continue reading Could the key to happiness and health be a simple project?
Everyone has those days where you are just plain BORED. Lounging on the couch, aimlessly scrolling through your phone, staring up at the ceiling. In theory, there are plenty things to do! But sometimes, you just can’t think of one interesting thing for the life of it. So don’t stare at the ceiling forever, or… Continue reading 50 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Things to Do When You’re Bored
Do you feel good about yourself today? It is a broad question many aren’t sure how to answer. Does this inquiry question well-being? Health? Anxiety levels? The answer is all of them. Sadly, for a myriad of people all across the globe, the answer to this not-so-simple question would be a no. But what if… Continue reading 3 Simple Hacks to Improve Your Health that You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner!
*The first two segments are all about the concept of a bullet journal and how to set up your own. If you already have one, feel free to skip ahead to the page ideas. What is a bullet journal? Bullet journaling is simply an on-paper method of normal journaling, created by Ryder Carroll as a… Continue reading How bullet journaling could organize your life (with examples)
Have you ever eaten a full bag of chips and moments later regretted it? Or, even worse, not remember eating at all? Chances are, you have done this (I have too). Absent minded eating is a big problem for obesity related issues and are a constant struggle when you are trying to eat healthy or… Continue reading How to eliminate absentminded eating
Sports aren’t always as easy as they seem in the movies. Find out how to motivate yourself to be the best you can while also respecting your limits and not overworking!
As a student, uploading every day would be unreasonable. So you can probably expect a publishing schedule that includes at least one post per week. Other than that… Every Wednesday is Writer’s Wednesday! I will share a piece of writing or a short story each Wednesday. As an aspiring author, your views and feedback are… Continue reading Uploading schedule: What to expect and when!
Introduction *Note: This is a small sample of writing I did on this topic. If you are not interested, feel free to skip ahead to the actual content. You toss and turn, and your head is bursting with a million thoughts, and you can’t sleep. All of a sudden, in the darkness of your room,… Continue reading How to save the environment (For lazy people)
Struggles are a completely normal part of life. Those struggles can be like lemons: sour and hard to manage. But when you taste lemonade, it’s sweet! So how could such a sweet drink come from a sour fruit? Well, making lemonade isn’t always easy. And I’m here to help! Welcome to Life and Lemons, where… Continue reading Hello! Welcome to Life and Lemons!