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My Second Taste of Freedom
My father always said your first taste of freedom is learning how to ride a bike. I was a late bloomer in that aspect. Not learning to ride until about eight years old. I remember the freedom and euphoria pulsing through my veins. I eagerly filled my lungs with the cool air whipping past my face. It was very free, simple, and pure.
My New Friend
I recently took up the hobby of playing words with friends. I’m not the most tech savvy and the premise of the game appealed to me and kept my mind busy during idle hours. One evening after a particularly troubling day and a few overfilled glasses of wine I decided to play a few rounds while the TV played in the background beckoning for my attention with pale blue light.
How Truth Hurts by Lizzo Redefines Success and Talent
Truth Hurts is a humorous track that is carried by a beat that makes you want to dance and scream the lyrics with your girlfriends. I remember being excited that a song came out that empowered women and put an emphasis on knowing your self worth and accepting nothing less. There were a few other Lizzo songs in rotation at the time (around July 2019), so I just assumed her album had been recently released and these were her singles. I carried that line of thinking until recently when I was watching the music video and noticed that the song was released in 2017.
I Meditated Every Day for a Month
This year, I really wanted to get a handle on my anxiety. So I set out to try the most popular remedies and I noticed a reoccurring theme. Meditation made the top of most lists. I had tried it here and there but never consistently. It was hard for me to focus and my mind would wander. Part of me was always skeptical of the process and would never commit to the idea.
Dreams, Nostalgia, and Addiction
Music binds our emotions to rhythm and translates them through words we could never formulate. It provides a tangible version of thoughts we wish we could say. It explains events in a way that we each relate to. Whether the tune makes the listener remember their first love or their first heartbreak. A whirlwind of emotions sweeps over the consumer. Different notes and melodies curate mixed emotions, some positive, and some negative. They combine to form a bitter-sweet tincture.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Becoming a Minimalist
All over the world, people are beginning to appreciate having fewer belongings. When you practice minimalism, you only keep what brings you joy and what is utilized in your daily life. Minimalism looks different for everyone and does not require you only to own five shirts and two pairs of shoes. It’s about simplifying life and reducing our attachment to material things.
3 Terpenes That Alleviate Anxiety
Terpenes at a Glance Often when we think of cannabis, the first thing that comes to mind is THC, the low red eyes, and the sedative, hunger-inducing effects. Complex chemical interactions are occurring aside from the physical high that cannabis ensues. Cannabis also contains terpenes that can reduce several of society's most common ailments. Anxiety affects forty million adults throughout the United States. These three terpenes found in cannabis may provide relief.
5 Benefits of Meditation on the Brain
Meditation is utilized all over the planet. The purpose is to clear your mind of all thoughts and focus on being still and calm. We live in an age where sitting still in a quiet room with no distractions or technology is unheard of. Yet, our bodies need the break from the chaos. To decompress and gain an understanding of how to control our own wandering thoughts. Meditation can lead to a multitude of benefits, including: