I feel that this is the sequel to the article I wrote last week about being laid off from Expedia. I hope this one doesn't suffer from the sequel curse like Blade Runner (yes, it still hurts).
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Marijuana is a very popular drug and the number of users who use marijuana or are dependent on it is rising. The high from marijuana can cause many health problems, from memory loss to depression. But there are some possible benefits from marijuana that may not be known by many people. These include a decrease in the possibility of cancer and the potential for lower blood pressure.
My girlfriends often ask me, “How did you know your husband was the one?”. Often times, they are asking with the intent of comparison to their own relationships.
It makes me wonder how does marriage work out for couples who have been married for less than three years. I would like to dedicate this story to the new relationships that are now blooming and blossoming.
To whom it may concern—but honestly, you know who you are.
I tried very hard to forget about high school. I am sure that many people can agree that adolescence can be a time of chaos and confusion for a variety of reasons. However, many of the instances that left the worst tastes in my mouth happen to have been the constant performances of “white allyship” by my white counterparts, whether it be faculty or my peers.
When we think about love, we think about a soul mate, a significant other, someone that we spend our time with, share memories and laughs. But there's also that type of love where it's about spending time alone, learning to accept all your flaws and love the way you are. This is the most important type of love. Here are some tips and ways that helped me learn to love myself the best that I can and still continue to do so.
The joy of childhood is pure. The pain after growing up is complicated. more grown, more lonely. When we were young, in places where no one was, we could be very happy because of the company of flowers and plants. When we grow up, the more we are in the crowd, the more lonely we feel because of unpredictability. Simplicity is the great realization of life. No desires, no desires, no disappointments, come and go with little effort. Simplicity is the greatest happiness.
I have been on the other side of ghosting so many times, and had sworn I would never do it, knowing how bad it sucks to have no clarity in an ending, but in toxic instances I thought it would be okay. I thought if I just blocked or unfriended every toxic person in my life, or other half of a relationship that had been toxic I’d be able to start out fresh. I didn’t anticipate the feelings of dread and guilt I’d experience from choosing to move on. I came to genuinely believe that I was a bad person for shutting people out, even if these people and their actions had severely affected my mental health. It ate me up inside so much these past few years, I really would never ghost again, even if the idea of ending toxic relationships with words gives me so much anxiety. I am just so bad with conflict.
1. Live proudly this day, walk this life chastely, no one looks down on yourself, only you look down on yourself, every day in the past will be an afterimage, don’t miss the past, as long as you can live well now. .
Okay, here we go.. *breathe in…breathe out*
The big "B" word.
This word trumps most others in the Psychology world. Using it can cause you to feel angst, deal with pressure, be a lightning rod of other people’s anger, feel out of control, massive anxiety, anger towards others, and feelings of being alone. Initially.
There should never be any competition between us, so why is there this loss of loyalty and love for one another?
I must have been crazy to think that you loved me. I saw all of the signs, but I didn’t say anything. I can think of all the times I crossed the line for you because I couldn’t see myself with anybody else but you. Please tell me what you have thought because this is what you wanted. You should have been the one to hold me when I got lonely. See, every time I think of all the lies you told to me, you made it easier for me to leave. Should I have spoken up sooner, of course, but because the love I had for you was all that I knew. No one told me that loving you would be this hard. In fact, no one told me that you were a dog from the beginning. My family sure didn’t tell me and they are the ones that I would have expected to let me know about bad men in this world, but they didn’t. They just let me walk around with you, knowing that you were not a loyal and committed man. Sure, you wanted the lifestyle of a king, but you never acted like a king. Then you have the nerve to get mad at me for not giving you the things a king should have. First of all, you didn’t deserve it then, and you don’t deserve it now. Truly, it is all my fault for allowing you to carry me the way that you did. All of the verbal abuse and the sleeping around with other women did you really think that I would stay with you. I mean, come on, you had to know that this day would come. I see you for who you truly are now, and leaving you was the best thing I have ever done for me. So, if you are pissed well, this means that you can find some other female to play your dummy because I am not that little girl that was mentally and physically broken back in the days for you.
You can be a smart, thoughtful and an all round kind and considerate sort, but your monkey brain is still out to get you. So many of us are not aware that it can run the show, if we don’t get some awareness and even more importantly strategies in place to keep it in check. Your monkey brain, is quick, sharp and guided by the dark that you won’t admit is a much you ....as your positive caring sweet self.