Those big brown eyes changed my life

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As soon as I saw that little head of dark brown hair, I was hooked. It was love at first sight. After holding his tiny body in my arms, I was on cloud 9.

I didn’t know I could love something so much, so quickly.

My love for that little guy has only grown.

He makes life brighter, lighter and better.

Late night cuddles, reaching for my arms to pick him up, clinging to my leg when he’s scared — it’s a love I’ve never felt.

My whole life I’d been deprived of babies, until my sister had her first…


Here’s what happened after being stuck with adults for a year

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My family jokes that my 2 year old nephew is going to be a contestant on Jeopardy some day. He has memorized all the animals in his book, names of all his relatives in pictures, knows different tenses of verbs, negotiates to get a treat, knows what chair someone sat in 6 months ago at his birthday, has a sense of humor and is beyond brighter than any child I’ve ever met.

When I ask him a question — I see the wheels turning in his head. Everything the kids says is for a reason — he doesn’t babble. …


The best story of Jesus ever told

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Easter Sunday I came across an ad for a series called “The Chosen”. I had been flipping through Christian and Easter related films on my various streaming platforms all weekend, but none of them captured my attention. Not to be disrespectful, but most of them are dry and a struggle to keep my attention, or I have seen them many times before.

I was looking for something fresh and new.

I came across an advertisement for this show on Facebook. I clicked and began watching the trailer. I was instantly hooked. …


All the best inventions happened by accident

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Ever since middle school, I have struggled with terrible dandruff, ESPECIALLY in the dry winter months. Even the smallest graze of my hair when cause a small trickle, of what looked liked snow flakes, fall from my head.

I was embarrassed and self conscious of my scalp. I avoided wearing dark colored shirts (that would show my dandruff flakes) at all costs. I tried all the dandruff shampoos, prescriptions, and creams, with only minimal relief.

I had given up hope on ever being dandruff free… until I stumbled upon the cure, completely by accident.


How to land a job in this competitive market

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Your resume is the first step in landing your dream job. It’s your one chance to grab the attention of your future employer and stand out.

Here are some tips you can apply to your resume, no matter what role you’re applying for.

Your resume should be one sheet to show your employer why you are the best candidate for the job. You’ll want to highlight all your accomplishments relevant to the position.

It’s important to tailor your resume for each job you apply for. Include everything you’ve done that makes you more fit for the position.

For example, how…


Why this president had it right

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I open up Instagram, scroll for a few minutes and immediately feel my energy drain and my mood become somber. I can’t help but compare myself to everyone on my feed. I think to myself: why don’t I have the perfect relationship, career, family, adventures, clothing, body etc. This is not healthy behavior — and we’ve all heard this before.

Take a moment to think about who you follow on social media.

Were you born at the same place, same time and into the same family as everyone you follow? Did you grow up in the exact same environment? Do…


Why we all need music in our lives

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Cruising down the highway, windows down, favorite song blasting and singing at the top of your lungs. Why does just picturing this scenario make us feel good?

Music takes you to places only music can do. Music makes smells, smell stronger, noises sound louder, emotions feel deeper, and life appear more vivid. Music not only fills the silence, but it also transforms your outlook on life.

The scientific explanation for this is:

“Listening to moving music causes the brain to release dopamine, a feel-good chemical.” (Accordingly to seeker.com)


It can’t just be me.

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I started going to therapy about six months ago.

I’m sad to say it’s not like it is in the movies — at least it wasn’t for me. There’s no couch (which I was actually a little bummed about), no psychobabble, no abstract imaginary language, and I haven’t been asked once about my childhood.

I thought about trying it for over a year; with the push of a friend, I finally built up the courage to make an appointment. My first two appointments were intake, background, get to know you appointments. These were my first and only in-person appointments. …


They need our help

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According to Dan Lips, children in foster care are twice as likely to drop out of school before graduation and far less likely to continue their education with college (61). (“Regulations defines foster care as 24-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians” — Lips 61.)

While the number of foster children is rapidly increasing, there are about 800,000 children in foster care just in the United States alone, and many of these young kids face daunting lives ahead of them (Woods 220).

Because of these staggering numbers, something needs to be done to help these…

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My writing is about looking at the positives & finding the light in darkness. I hope my unique story inspires & informs! Entrepreneur & Photographer

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