The Deep Heartbreak That Led Me To My Soul Mate
There is a moment in every person’s life when they are faced with a situation they hoped would never happen. The hardest thing I have ever dealt with (romantically) was from a boy I met in college. The two of us were pretty similar, yet very different; I liked that mixture.
Chicken Soup for the Self-Motivated Soul
I gotta level with you people: I have always had a hard time with the idea of "self-care." In the mind of this type-A, self-motivated, has-to-be-productive-or-I've-wasted-my-LIFE gal, self-care often gets associated with weakness and indulgence. It's hard not to view "me-time" as nothing more than an excuse to do something selfish and pretend it's OK because it's serving my mental health.
‘Maid’ Challenged Everything I Thought I Knew About Domestic Violence
I know I’m not the only one who has been of the mindset that people who stay in abusive relationships need to somehow “snap out of it” and just leave.
You’ve done it again! Deleted me. Blocked me. Friendship terminated. Without giving me as much as a clue why. See ya! Or maybe not…
Growth from a Small Town
The year is 2021, and the month is October. My best friend from high school's mother has passed away, and I've just heard the news through her sister's social media announcement. I haven't heard from my former best friend in years, but somehow her sister and I are still connected on social media. My former best friend and I didn't have a falling out. She just dropped off the map after a while for unknown reasons. The last time I saw my friend in-person was on my wedding day as a guest I happily thanked and hugged for attending. I had no idea at the time that this would be our last physical interaction. The last social media post I know of from her was back in 2018, the same year her social media account was active. Yet, I know from her sibling's posts that she is alive.
Tom Bradbury: No Words Left Unspoken Part 1
This is the official memorial document for Tom's family & friends. It will be featured in this week's VCC issue as my entry for my column "Chat With Les". Part 2: "The Voices That Remain" will be released shortly as a substitute for the "Society Pages" column.
When An Angel Is Called Home
Here I am, yet again, sitting in front of my computer, staring at a blank screen, and wondering where do I start? What do I say, that hasn't already been said, about such an incredible friend and writer? How do you pay tribute and homage to a man that has left such an indelible mark on our writing community? How do you honour a man who gave the best of himself to everyone?
How do I Shoot my Shot & not Miss?
Dear Lex, How do I slide in da dms??? Without seeming desperate ofc Sincerely, Anonymous __________________________ One thing you have to remember whenever you shoot you shot is that there are only one of two outcomes. The person is either going to fwy or they won't and either way, you'll be fine. I don't want to sound mean but that is the best way to think of it in order to not let your nerves get the best of you.
Dating: Do's & Don'ts
Dating is complicated. So we simplified it for you. What to do and what not to do - the Dating edition.
Match.com, Tinder, JDate, and beyond. Welcome to the world wide web of dating. Are you ready to sign up?
Second Chance at Love
From breaking up after 3 years to divorcing after 50; we're here to tell you that you can love again.
Stop Expecting and Start Living Your Lives
We all are living our lives, full of expectations. Any action we perform is bound to have a component of expectation in it. Even if you help a person, your mind will start expecting a return gesture in the future from the same person. And if by chance you are unable to receive the same gesture in return, you tend to develop hatred for the person.
Four Techniques to Enhance Emotional Support and Heal Your Partner
Emotions play an important role when it comes to growing a beautiful, happy, loving and long-lasting relationship. Strong emotional connections support couples in building trust, empathy and deep intimacy. Powerful emotional connections help couples relate to one another through body language. For example, sometimes eye contact with your partner is simply what you need, to see, hear and feel your partner without spoken words. Through strong emotional connections, we can even send thought vibrations to our loved ones.
You Can Try These Ten Methods to Heal From a Trauma
Trauma is a pain that resides with a victim for years after a terrible, negative and horrifying incident. Trauma affects a person psychologically and emotionally. Psychological and emotional trauma generally causes a person to experience upsetting emotions, reoccurring thoughts of painful memories and anxiety.
Did I just diagnose myself with Autism Spectrum Disorder from watching a Jim Jefferies stand-up special?
“You know, how you have little empathy, you don’t listen when others talk, and you don’t make eye contact.” Ok now I have to say this off the bat. I know that Jim Jefferies is a comedian. I know that as a comedian he says things to get a laugh, not to cure cancer, or even to diagnose people with specific illnesses. His job is entertainment, just like I know that Star Wars isn’t real (I still, however, firmly believe that I could become a jedi… But we can discuss that later). So please don’t think I am relying on the words from a comedy routine alone.
The science of thinking
Why is this important when discussing the nature of thinking? Well, because it is this very same concept that has bought about the current state of what we view as right and what we view as wrong. Our choice isn’t fully based on reason and fact but similarly on our emotional nature. And this is what gives use our understanding of what is right and what is wrong. From the facile to the laborious decisions. Our emotional views play a role just as important as our logical view when it comes to enabling policies. Now of course the main obvious truth about this concept, is that if it is true then it means that no one can ever be right.
The commercialization of emotions
This is a new topic been discussed. Have you ever used a dating site before? If you did it was probably for meeting someone an building an intimate relationship. According to google, the reason for people using dating sites is to find quote "like-minded people" or matches. And it is clear that the internet portray the use of dating apps as all positive. For example one site suggest that Meeting people and falling for them can lead to a disappointment since you barely know them. But online dating apps allow you to read through.
Of course everyone will argue that privacy is something that everyone else should have the right to. Since it is for the most part seen as a basic human right. However, as we are moving into a more and more digital society, the topic of privacy seems to become increasingly less relevant. Which actually kind of makes sense since most of our privet activities are been done online. Therefore, there is a higher chance of it been monitored. So in a sense, it is actually logical that some people don't see privacy as a necessity anymore or for some to be happy to make their privet information public online. But is privacy really coming to and end? Because after all nothing last forever. So is it really the end for privacy? there are many argument for or against the topic of privacy most of them are mostly on an individual point of view but here we are going to focus of the ones that are mostly based on a general view point.
The Good Damage in the Creative Mind
“Good Damage” is the 10th episode of the sixth and final season of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. It aired in January 2021, and has been my favourite episode ever since. I don’t rewatch the series in full that often, I mostly just put on a few of my favourite episodes to capture that jolt of serotonin the show gives me. But when I do stick on an episode of Bojack, Good Damage is always the one I put on first. I love it so much, and I’ve never really understood why it rarely sits at the top of other fan’s rankings. Like sure, The View From Halfway Down, Time’s Arrow, and The Old Sugarman Place are all classics. Masterpieces even. Hell, I’d probably go as far as to say that The Old Sugarman Place is the best episode of the show objectively. But it’s funny, even though I know that those episodes are objectively good, I rarely find myself rewatching them. But other fans can’t seem to get enough.
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