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What the Book of Mormon is

What the Book of Mormon is

  Disclaimer Talking about religion is one of those things that a lot of people desperately want to go over well, but oftentimes it doesn’t. That being said, while I want to share my beliefs, that is what they are; beliefs. You are entitled to your […]

Spring Cleaning: Wardrobe

Spring Cleaning: Wardrobe

After doing laundry all day, I finally decided this is the time for me to cut down on my clothes. First of all, I hate doing laundry. Second, I really don’t wear a lot of my clothes. I needed to give them away or, if […]

30 Day Challenge: Combat Self-Deprecation

30 Day Challenge: Combat Self-Deprecation

Since posting about self-deprecation, I’ve had people tell me how encouraging it was. A lot of them didn’t even know they were hurting themselves until they read it. One of my friends said, “I totally do that self-deprecation thing to be humble.” She has a really hard […]

How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

People ask me all the time, “How can you be happy when life just sucks sometimes?” For some reason, they think I’ll know the answer. The thing is, I have hardships just like anyone else. I don’t think that means my life sucks. Life is […]

Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

I try to see I see myself as a generally happy person, but sometimes I seriously struggle. This winter has been a rough one for me. I’ve been away from family for a long time, and after the holidays were over, it felt like a long […]

Learning to Handle Self-deprecation

Learning to Handle Self-deprecation

One night, my friend broke down in tears after waiting for a date that never showed up. After a lifetime of being her own worst enemy, her negative thoughts took over. “I’m fat.” “I have a greasy face.” “No one will ever love me.” She cried for […]

What to Expect When Transitioning to a Plant-based Lifestyle

What to Expect When Transitioning to a Plant-based Lifestyle

When I first thought of becoming a vegetarian, I wished someone would have told me exactly what to expect. I think a lot of the time people don’t say anything because they don’t want to discourage others from trying, but I found that knowing the second […]

Is Being Vegetarian Worth It?

Is Being Vegetarian Worth It?

Is being vegetarian worth it? As a vegetarian, I wonder this all the time. I have to recommit to vegetarianism constantly. The real question is, “What is it worth?” It depends on what the “it” is that you are giving up. Becoming vegetarian can be freeing. […]

Why I Chose Vegetarianism

Why I Chose Vegetarianism

My Story When I was in high school, one of my friends became a vegetarian. Everyone noticed when she brought simple, meatless lunches to school. For some reason, this was a big deal, and everyone felt they were entitled to say something. Despite the ridicule, […]

Rediscovering Silence

Rediscovering Silence

With the distraction of school, two jobs, and a social life, I find that it is easy to forget to take quiet moments and reflect. I have found that my hectic schedule has held me back from my goals. Don’t get me wrong. Most of […]