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Dania Diab10 hours ago
Black Rose
Emotions are a twisted thing. They come and go whenever they please, usually in some kind of response to a situation. We have names for them: sad, excited, angry, frustrated, etc. But these names don’...
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Tim Cottrell11 hours ago
Happiness
Happiness. Everything we do as humans is influenced by this emotional state. People look for, and act to achieve each person’s individual concept of happiness. I believe it to be the most sincere and ...
Michelle Schultz11 hours ago
30 Journal Entries to Self Discovery - Day 23
Hello! Happy day twenty-three! I hope all your journals are getting packed and your minds are getting filled with your discovery of yourself... I think that sentence made sense. I at least hope you're...
L M Anderson12 hours ago
The Dust of Our Bones: Pt. 4
It was a frequent stop for me and although I hated it, I was familiar with the routine. How easy it was to stop in after a work errand and grab a drink for a coworker. The corner gas station was not a...
Lauren Maxwell12 hours ago
The Never-Ending Story
My first blog entry on a new platform. Whoa. Cool. Okay. I’d like to let that sink in for a bit. …It’s a quiet, sort-of big moment for me. It’s not like I’ve never blogged before; I've done my time in...
Lesley Anne Armour14 hours ago
A Kind of Friendship
This is my story of a teenage friendship that only took place on the way to school. Unlikely really given it was thirty minutes a day at the most and it was between the beautiful girl and the plain Ja...
Nicole Moneghan10 days 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...
Eric Burdon19 days ago
What to Do When You Feel Stuck
We all have moments in our lives where we feel absolutely stuck in life. We're lost, confused, and chances are we ask ourselves: "How in the world did I get here?" Our own decisions that we make in ou...
7 Habits of Highly (In)Effective People
Author's Disclaimer: The following article is, in actuality, a parody based loosely on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. My intention in writing this article is to shed some light on various unconscious tendencies that I have overcome in my own personal and professional life. Perhaps you will resonate with my ideas and have a laugh (at my expense) along the way! _____________________________________________________________________________
A Guide to (Maybe) Finding Yourself
I wish I could start this off by promising you a fast, 10-minute, easy fix solution, that I could somehow train your mind, body, and soul to sync in perfect harmony by the time you finish reading the ...
Leigh Hooper2 months ago
10 Tips to Achieve Self Love
Self love is the most important love you will ever receive, so why do so many people struggle with this? In a world of photoshop, trolls, and everything in between, I'm not surprised people of today's...
Focusing When You Have to but Can't
Sitting down to create something—whether that is a story, an illustration, or an assignment for work, even holding onto that pencil, or hands raised above the keyboard—you still can't create. And mayb...
Advice from a Bride to a Bride
Wedding planning is a joyous yet stressful time. There are highs and lows that every bride goes through; it’s literally a roller coaster of emotions. From getting engaged to the day of, it’s a whirlwi...
8 Things You Should Know About Life
This is a list containing advice for living your life in the best way possible.
Caleb Bronson2 days ago
Pushing Forward
I don't know anyone who doesn't want to be "successful." Literally, everyone I know wants some form of "success." That brought me to the question: if everyone wants success, why is it that there are v...
Rachel Ashman17 hours ago
What Is Your Legacy?
On the way to work, the talk show on the radio was discussing how a family wrote a mean obituary about their mother. The children were so upset about her and some of the things she did in her lifetime...
The List: How to Be a Success
Do you recognise this list? Go to preschool – play nicely Go to primary school – do what teacher tells you Go to secondary school so you can go to college/sixth-form Go to college/sixth-form so you can go to university Do well at university so you can get a good job Get promoted Start a serious long-term relationship Get promoted Get married Get promoted Buy a house Get promoted Have children Some more promotions Set children on above path Retire It may be very familiar to you. Maybe it’s even y...
Toni Koraca2 days ago
What Can We Learn from Viagra
It was the year 1989. The scientists at Pfizer started to develop a breakthrough medicine for the high blood pressure and chest pain. It was supposed to cure chest pain associated with coronary heart ...
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Tim Cottrell11 hours ago
Happiness
Happiness. Everything we do as humans is influenced by this emotional state. People look for, and act to achieve each person’s individual concept of happiness. I believe it to be the most sincere and ...
Lauren Maxwell12 hours ago
The Never-Ending Story
My first blog entry on a new platform. Whoa. Cool. Okay. I’d like to let that sink in for a bit. …It’s a quiet, sort-of big moment for me. It’s not like I’ve never blogged before; I've done my time in...
Vi Let2 days ago
Dear Body: You Are Worthy, and You Are More Than Enough
You will have less than perfect days, but it’s okay because guess what? It’s normal! You're only human, and you are not REQUIRED to be perfect and at 100 percent all the time. Being 100 percent okay a...
Tony Campbell2 days ago
Starting over at 28
The journey that seems to never end.
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Pamela Dirr3 days ago
Sometimes You Have to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Almost six months ago. That is when I left my full time nursing position in a doctor’s office. I left because it had turned into a hostile work environment. It was making my life miserable and had me ...
Kendall Earl3 days ago
Adulthood: My Story
Exactly a week after my high school graduation I was rolling back and forth on the couch while cartoons played on the television at three in the morning. My whole body was shaking and my heart was rac...
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Dania Diab10 hours ago
Black Rose
Emotions are a twisted thing. They come and go whenever they please, usually in some kind of response to a situation. We have names for them: sad, excited, angry, frustrated, etc. But these names don’...
Michelle Schultz11 hours ago
30 Journal Entries to Self Discovery - Day 23
Hello! Happy day twenty-three! I hope all your journals are getting packed and your minds are getting filled with your discovery of yourself... I think that sentence made sense. I at least hope you're...
30 Journal Entries to Self Discovery - Day 22
Hey Y'all and welcome to day twenty-two! Thanks for bearing with me through that double feature yesterday. Just a lot of craziness this week and no possible way to control it. Hope you had fun with it...
Courtney Gowland25 days ago
How to Deal with Rejection
It is horrible to be rejected and I know that everyone has been rejected at some point in there life. It is apart of every day life and unfortunately, people still don't know how to deal with rejectio...
Smitten Kittena month ago
How to Manifest
Bringing Your Desires to Life with the Law of Attraction
Smitten Kittena month ago
Everyday Things to Be Grateful For
One of the key components of attracting positivity into your life is experiencing gratitude. Often, we fixate on the things that we don’t have rather than celebrating the abundance that surrounds us e...
Nicola P. Young2 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...
'You Can Heal Your Life'
One of my greatest passions is learning about the human spirit and understanding what animates us and makes us feel most alive and connected to ourselves and to one another. As a teenager, I was moved...
Salvador Lorenz2 months ago
Inspirational Books that Will Change Your Life
Often times in life, we are searching for a direction, a sign, a source of inspiration. This need for inspiration can pertain to health, a career path, or any variety of life chances and choices. Are ...
Aleisha Moore19 days 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...
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 Sage2 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...
L M Anderson12 hours ago
The Dust of Our Bones: Pt. 4
It was a frequent stop for me and although I hated it, I was familiar with the routine. How easy it was to stop in after a work errand and grab a drink for a coworker. The corner gas station was not a...
Lesley Anne Armour14 hours ago
A Kind of Friendship
This is my story of a teenage friendship that only took place on the way to school. Unlikely really given it was thirty minutes a day at the most and it was between the beautiful girl and the plain Ja...
Vivia Leigh16 hours ago
Branded
“What do your tattoos mean to you?” He asked. They mean to remind me of how I’ve overcome. My first tattoo is across my forearm. I got this tattoo with a friend over my birthday. Each tattoo was a bir...