Why You Should Avoid Identifying with Political Parties

It’s not uncommon to hear people identify themselves with political parties or specific ideologies. For example, phrases such as, “I’m a Republican,” or “I’m a feminist,” or “I’m a liberal,” seem to bombard Facebook “About Me” segments and everyday conversations. Chances are, you don’t care that your dermatologist’s neighbor’s cousin voted for Hillary because he’s …

A Write of Passage | Finding Passion in Daily Life

Finding Passion in Daily Life Greetings compatriots. So….this post is quite uncharacteristic of me. Rather than an intellectual discussion, philosophical rant, or chaotic conjectural analysis of a topic no one actually cares about, I’ve decided (through some rare lapse of judgement) to tell you a little bit about myself. I think writing is in my …

I Pledge Allegiance to Blind Patriotism

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the time to pull out dusty summer coolers, amass copious supplies of burgers, buns, and Bud Lights, stockpile fireworks you agreed to use for “agricultural purposes” (yeah, right), and drape porches and patios in that all American symbol of patriotism—the US flag. Ahhh yes. God bless America. …

What the Body Positive and Self-Love Movements Should be Saying

What do the body positive and self-love movements mean? Recently I’ve noticed an increase in body positive and self-love publicity on the web. Whether YouTube videos, social media posts, or passionate articles, these feminist-headed movements have been getting a lot of attention lately. Interestingly enough, the body positive and self-love movements seems to be centered …

“Nutshells” and the Paradox of Numbers: 57,897,250

WARNING! Potentially depressing/disturbing article below!! Read at your own risk!! (Haha I know… now you’re curious. That was pretty mean of me. I’m sorry.) In a Nutshell… Information is always condensed. Science, math, history, English and every single subject taught today is condensed into “nutshell” versions to become more appealing to the public. Ideally, the “nutshell” …

Consistent Satisfaction and 100%-ers

“Fulfillment” has a range of definitions to a variety of people. For the purpose of this discussion, “fulfillment” is a feeling of contentment and peace. It isn’t necessarily ecstasy or euphoria, but quiet satisfaction with life and the direction in which one is heading. Define Satisfaction: Level of happiness, overall contentedness, and life-peace on a scale …