Galaxy

Why I Stopped Believing in Astrology

Galaxy
Publish Date: May 2017
Are you single? Do you base your dating life on the details written in the stars? If so, you should read my new article called: Why I Stopped Believing in Astrology.
 
I used to be like you, wondering if I’d ever meet the perfect Libra to counteract my Aquarian ways. This idea got turned upside down though when I met my boyfriend. Want to know the details? 
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How to Ruin A Scenic Roadtrip

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Publish date: July 2016
 
Did you know southern and central California is full of fracking wells? I didn’t until I went on my very first road trip through California, all the way from San Diego to San Francisco. I was surprised and concerned to see this phenomenon. I had no idea what it was, but it looked strange and unnatural to me. Truthfully, it made me mad.
 
During that trip I made a promise with myself: I would delve deeper into this topic when I got home, and write an article about what fracking is, why it’s so prevalent in the US, and its implications for the environment. And so I did it. I also went one step further and added into the presumptive democratic nominee’s stance on the issue in the piece as well.
 
This article is now published on Elephant Journal. I hope you gain a little more knowledge through my words and will stand up with me and say NO to fracking.
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5 Strategies & One Truth to Know When Pulling Ourselves Out of a Depression Cycle

strategies

Publish date: April 2016

A goddess is a woman who is in the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels: mind, body and spirit. A woman who, because she focuses on personal growth and self-awareness, experiences a life increasingly filled with peace, joy, passion and fun. A woman that understands that she has unlimited capacity to make her life anything she wants. A woman who is inspired to give to those around her because of her sense of gratitude and abundance.

I am imperfectly perfect. I am worthy and I am whole. I love who I am and appreciate the journey I get to live each and every day.


In these moments of sadness, it may seem impossible to bounce back. Know that you are only human, it is in our nature to fall short every once in a while. But there is no reason to be discouraged. There is too much beauty in life and too much to be grateful for to stay down for long.

In your lowest moments, there is always a reason to find happiness. You are strong, you are worthy and you are whole. I have written my final thesis for Elephant Journal expanding on this topic… 

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Coping with Suicide

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Publish date: April 2016

I’m very honest on social media, yet I’ve never shared something like this before. I don’t know how you all will respond to this post. I am breaking out of my comfort zone by sharing this in hopes of teaching a life lesson along the way.

When I was ten I lost a special person in my life. That special person was my mom. My mom was a person who struggled long and hard with depression, and ultimately lost her battle against it.

Her death greatly affected me. I put walls up and I barricaded myself. For years I lived in a constant state of depression, and it prevented me from being who I really am.
Don’t get me wrong, I was a very functioning depressed person. It was so subtle that no one ever noticed. I still had my moments of happiness, of achievement, of strength and of love. But even while I was out living my life, I always knew I was slightly removed. I always knew there was something missing. I always knew I wasn’t fully present.

Then the time came where I began my yoga journey. As I learned and expanded in my practice I began to see myself. I began to turn inward. I saw myself for who I was, a depressed person, for the very first time. And then the walls came crumbling down.

When that happened everything began to change. I no longer accepted being depressed as my constant state of being. I no longer wished to live a mediocre life. I no longer felt persuaded to live in fear. And I no longer wanted to be anything less than my authentic self, which is a being of love.

Depression is not something that just magically goes away. It’s a give and take, a constant effort. I choose every day to keep it and it’s negativity out of my consciousness, and the shift has been well worth it. I am a happier, more caring, more connected being because of it.

In my experience, choosing to no longer let depression control your life is the first step toward healing. I send love and support to anyone dealing with depression or any other type of mental illness. It can be so easy to hide from the world and let a mental illness control you, but I promise it can be overcome if you choose to overcome it. I hope that my story can inspire you and lead to positive change. Because all I want is for the world to be a better place and that starts with the minds of the people within it.

Check out an article I wrote for Elephant Journal to learn more about coping with suicide.

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children

If You Think You Want Children, Think Again

children

Publish date: April 2016

A lot of you know that I am adamant about environmental justice. What you may not know though is that i am also adamant about women’s rights. I don’t want anyone, especially a man, dictating whether I have to or don’t have to have a baby. If I don’t want to have children that’s my own choice and I have the right to make that choice for myself. So do you. We all have a choice and have a right to have that choice.

If you’d like to learn more about the reasons I most likely will not conceive children, check out the link below… 

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