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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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Am I Just A Number?

“If you struggle for these 4 years, you will be happy for the rest of your life.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard those words before, along with, “they are your friends but also the people you need to compete with at the end of the day” and “use this opportunity […]

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Childhood

Time is mankind’s universal remedy — everything fades as it grows older. Although memories of moments that cause heartbreak last lifetimes, a human’s ability to cope with hardship does strengthen with time. Yet, it is also the force that causes the most wondrous things to come to an end; time destroys. Inevitably, all the things […]

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Keeping the Magic in Our Children

I’m at that awkward phase of life where I am a half adult and half kid, also known as a teenager. Honestly, it isn’t all that bad, probably because compared to others, I have been fortunate enough to keep a large amount of that “child-like wonder” sealed in my heart. However, I fear that when […]

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A Little Insight from Color me SAFE

In this time of uncertainty,  a time for which there are few explanations, let alone words to help us explain, please take a moment to see it from a child’s eyes.  If you have no words for your anxieties, your frustrations, your isolation, your fear… your child has fewer.  Color me SAFE, is a program […]

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Kindness

Loneliness. It is that heart-wrenching, gut-aching, sorrowful feeling that brings about a type of pain and rejection that almost no human can handle. But why do humans have such a negative reaction to this type of pain? Well, humans are social beings — our mind isn’t meant to be alone. Simply put, we can’t survive […]

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Acceptance

I remember growing up in a majority white neighborhood feeling extremely excluded and outcasted. I didn’t feel any different from the others that I grew up with, but I knew that I was. In 2nd grade, I went to a friend’s birthday party. All the girls that were there did makeup, painted nails, played with […]

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