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Abuse in Children

Most times mental abuse is counted for in adults, or has to be properly diagnosed by a professional for it to be considered abuse. Though the word “abuse” is thrown around to categorize any harm to ones’ physical, emotional, or mental state, it doesn’t just affect teens or adults. Most people also immediately think child […]

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A New Era, Covid Teens

“RINGGG! RINGGG!” There it is. There is that awful sound booming out of my phone at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m. I hit snooze a couple of times, but after a certain point the bliss of sleep melts away, so I roll out of bed and drowsily head towards my bathroom to brush my […]

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Footprints – Social Media as a Teen

It’s been a few years since I’ve been a teenager, but I do remember how intense social media began blowing up. It came in all avatars: Snapchat, Instagram, Kik, and Facebook. As a kid, my dad always warned me about social media, and how desperately he wanted me to stay off of it. “Keep your […]

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Evolving

Happy New Year!  Usually, people tell you not to dwindle on the past, but let’s talk about 2020 for a moment. From the millions of lives that suddenly changed due to the pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, 2020 provided valuable lessons for everyone. Personally, I never realized how much I took my freedom […]

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An Unprecedented Time – WHY?

He who has a “why” to life can bear almost any “how”. – Friedrich Nietzsche In this time of giving and gratitude we are also looking at a time that we have been calling “unprecedented”.  A time of quarantine, “social distance”, school closures/re-openings, the reorientation of home to work and work to home, the uncertainty […]

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Gratitude

My parents recently rediscovered dozens of old cassettes filled with videos from my childhood; the toddler in me, whom I had long forgotten about, was reawakened by the memories trapped in these cassettes. I watched in amazement as mini-me ran around the house, absolutely free of all worries and stress, and happily babbled on in […]

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Postive Regret

As a 17-year-old, I sometimes wonder whether I have lived long enough to harbor real regrets. Let’s put aside everything for a moment. Let’s put it all away and just look at ourselves. Can you remember what you were like as a kid? Maybe what you were like when you were 17, my age! Were […]

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