How to Be a PolyInnovator
Now this is more of a mix of me telling you how to become one, and me telling myself as well. Meaning I am still not there, this is an outline of sorts, a rough draft, a business plan, or some sort of...
Glen McKenzie11 hours ago
A Light That Shines
"A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside." Perhaps it is just as easy as that. Many of the things in our lives are for the most part simple ...
Dear Sixteen-Year-Old Me
Dear sixteen-year-old me, I know you think you're just waiting for your life to begin, you keep saying to yourself that first you have to graduate high school, figure out a career path to follow, and ...
Scattered Mind
This world is different for everyone; seeing how people came to fight for survival or for personal gain. Our minds thread trying to put a puzzle piece together and sometimes the pieces can't fit perfe...
8 Secrets to Becoming Untouchable
Untouchable (n). When you're truly at peace and inline with yourself, nothing anyone says or does bothers you and no negativity can touch you. Every single one of us would be lying if we said our main...
Changing My Destiny
Hey, my name's Spencer. I'm A 20-year-old kid from the Bay Area, CA. It took me quite some time to come up with an actual topic of my first story as I'm the type to definitely struggle between choices...
Alexis Runyon3 days ago
Motivation to Be Yourself
I am going to start with an introduction of the past me, the me that I've been on a year long journey to repair. I am Alexis Runyon. I've gone by many names: FatboyJefferson on Wattpad, GutterGurl on ...
The Quarter-Life Crisis
Chatting with a work friend just the other day, she reminded me that next week was her birthday. I asked her what age she was going to be and she delightedly replied “27.” As soon as I heard the numbe...
Holly Paine15 days ago
Say Yes to You
We all need a little reminder from time to time to stop and smell the roses. While working on my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I’ve found these concepts to be especially important not only ...
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J Buntin20 days ago
I'll Be Happy When
"I'll be happy when..." A common phrase many of us have uttered. I'll be happy when the bills are paid. I'll be happy when my spouse gets home. I'll be happy when we are living in our new home. I'll b...
Amber Nasersa month ago
Turning to Light After Being Exposed to Darkness
I used to write in sad verses only Where the broken stayed broken But was wishing for a new start Where someone would listen to the words they have spoken. That way they would know that they’re crying...
Nicole Moneghana month ago
7 Ways to Be Happy Today
Woke up in a funk? I feel you. That's usually how I wake up in the morning. Usually I dread getting out of bed and wish to ignore all of my responsibilities for the day. The only way that I can get my...
Dear Sixteen-Year-Old Me
Dear sixteen-year-old me, I know you think you're just waiting for your life to begin, you keep saying to yourself that first you have to graduate high school, figure out a career path to follow, and ...
Jarrod Foster2 days ago
J's Journal
When you get confused sometimes, it is hard to be solid in anything that you are doing. I find myself looking and reaching out to people, activities, and experiences to fill that void and they never w...
Shine Bright
Don’t allow what people have to say about you affect you. Not everyone is going to like you. Once you realize that then it will be much easier to float on through life. Whether you do good in this wor...
Kelly Dankbar4 days ago
Why Not Me?
“UGH… That stupid bitch,” I thought as I watched a Fisher Price ad play during the commercial break. “That was supposed to be me!” You see, I had been put on hold for this exact national campaign a fe...
The Mountain Top Experiences
Failure is not the end. Repeat that with me, FAILURE IS NOT THE END! Many people once they fail at something, they want to give up. They act as if their world has come to an end and like there is noth...
Awais Imtiaz11 days ago
Ambition
AMBITION. Key points in life. It all starts from a dream. Then into something you desire. It then somehow turns into passion. Then you find yourself thinking about life itself, how yours will be in a ...
8 Secrets to Becoming Untouchable
Untouchable (n). When you're truly at peace and inline with yourself, nothing anyone says or does bothers you and no negativity can touch you. Every single one of us would be lying if we said our main...
Changing My Destiny
Hey, my name's Spencer. I'm A 20-year-old kid from the Bay Area, CA. It took me quite some time to come up with an actual topic of my first story as I'm the type to definitely struggle between choices...
KG
Keens Girl2 days ago
Thanks Through November (Pt. 3)
November 10 - Today I am thankful for my mom and friends. She drove over to see me for only one day, and that is something that I needed. She made things so easy for me, just like she always does. She...
How to Be a PolyInnovator
Now this is more of a mix of me telling you how to become one, and me telling myself as well. Meaning I am still not there, this is an outline of sorts, a rough draft, a business plan, or some sort of...
Ashly Arbesa day ago
When Excuses Stop
It feels like my life hasn't gone far from high school. I know I'm not the only one who feels like this either. I wonder if it's just me making excuses not to do something or if I haven't come across ...
Cassia Grace2 days ago
Distracted
He has been talking about distraction. What is a distraction? Is someone blowing horns around him? Is someone tapping their foot against his desk? Maybe he’s doing that annoying leg jiggling thing. Am...
Glen McKenzie11 hours ago
A Light That Shines
"A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside." Perhaps it is just as easy as that. Many of the things in our lives are for the most part simple ...
Take Back Your Power With Self-Care
Anxiety has been a big part of my life since I was 18 years old. Back when there was hardly any awareness about it at all. Even those close to me weren’t interested and I didn’t know how to control it...
Pathways of Sand, Dirt, and Pebbles
We are thrust onto the road of life, whether we are ready or not, and we fend for ourselves as best we can with whatever courage and resolve we have, or don’t have. And we wish to make the journey an ...
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Brittany D3 days ago
Does It Offend You?
Sometimes we find people, comments or things offensive and we decide to react in a way that is not always becoming. Sometimes this turns into an argument or heated discussion. People expressing their ...
nk 6 days ago
How to Love Yourself
I am a firm believer that one of the most important things in life is self love. You will always be there for yourself and it's not like you can break up. But the sad part about that is that mostly ev...
H S20 days ago
How to Stay Motivated
Keeping up motivation can be a tough thing to do. Whether it's for school, work or your daily life and we don't tend to do anything about it. So, here's seven tips on how to stay motivated!
'Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything'
I first came across Geneen Roth's eating guidelines in my late teens. It was an excerpt from an interview with Oprah Winfrey which included a list of her seven principles. The notion of eating intuiti...
'Ami: Child of the Stars'
I was told about Ami: Child of the Stars by Enrique Barrios, during a chance conversation with someone. It woke me up to a world of wonder and infinite possibilities. I recall lighting up when first r...
Nicola P. Young3 months ago
Best Self-Help Books for Alcoholics
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 8.4% of adult men and 4.2% of adult women in the United States suffer from an alcohol abuse disorder—over 9 million men and...
Aleisha Moore2 months ago
Goodbye Social Media
So, the title of this post does not actually mean that social media has disappeared, but it does mean that for me, at this very moment in time, social media is gone. I decided to delete my social medi...
Amidst the Sunset2 months ago
Join the Lounge!
So now I have to try to make 600 words for this to be seen... Here goes. I love writing for Vocal! I love reading other stories, I love learning new things, I love seeing into the bright minds of the ...
Mountain Sage3 months ago
Complaining
Back in 2011 I was in a dark place. I had just returned to Japan. Earlier that year in March I had been in Fukushima and ten kilometers away from the power plant when it had malfunctioned causing mass...
Scattered Mind
This world is different for everyone; seeing how people came to fight for survival or for personal gain. Our minds thread trying to put a puzzle piece together and sometimes the pieces can't fit perfe...
Balance Is Key
Balance... This has always been a personal struggle for me. I am one to want to have control over every situation or I feel uneasy. There are so many aspects in life which are out of our hands and it ...
Opening Up
I've always been a person who loved to express my emotions on paper. I grew up as an Army brat, which meant that we were always moving around a lot; so, as you can imagine, I didn't really get a chanc...