Bedtime Thoughts · Happiness · Positivity · Self Improvement

Look back and remember who you wanted to be

Every day I pass by the same homeless man that walks around with a cart full of all his possessions on my way home from work. Every day I see him in the exact same spots, sometimes sitting at a bus stop resting his head on his belongings, other times walking up and down the… Continue reading Look back and remember who you wanted to be

Social

Aktive life: helping the homeless

My friends and I eagerly roamed around 17th street with boxes full of essential items, snacks and goodies in our hands. We witnessed, first hand, impoverished areas of San Diego not too distant from our snug, air-conditioned homes. There were a vast amount of homeless people on the street, some under rusty tents while others lacked… Continue reading Aktive life: helping the homeless

Self Improvement · Social · Understanding

Exploitation of religion

Religion. Many affiliate with one. Others refuse to. But it is a popular and sensitive topic that is spoken about on the news now more than ever, typically with a negative connotation. With the topic arises a wide array of emotions and opinions. All over the news we hear of individuals, who associate themselves with… Continue reading Exploitation of religion

Confidence · Self Improvement

Insecurity through social media

Carefully selected photos taken at just the right angle, meticulously cropped, edited and filtered which display a seemingly perfect life, accompanied with an ambiguous caption that triggers curiosity. But they’re stills. Stills that supposedly capture happy, jubilant emotions. Manufactured emotions. Many of us struggle with insecurity when we compare our supposed flaws with others. For… Continue reading Insecurity through social media

Self Improvement · Understanding

The importance of the mother tongue

I sat there, listening to my mom translate my second, now primary, language to my first language so that my grandma and I can communicate with each other. My grandma answered in my first language and I understood. Any follow up after that, if simple, I did, if elaborate, I was blank on. My mom… Continue reading The importance of the mother tongue

Love · Positivity · Self Improvement

Believe and influence

Nowadays, it’s much easier to meet people with a guard up than with an open mind and heart. It saves us the potential heartbreak in case that person doesn’t meet our expectations. By doing this, we almost promote that person to be a certain way unless proven otherwise. That expectation influences reality. But what if… Continue reading Believe and influence