Yvonne Glasgow5 hours ago
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mind, Body, and You as a Whole
Each new year is a blessing, but with each end of the year comes the dreaded task of making a New Year’s Resolution (or two). You shouldn’t fear resolutions, even if you never manage to make it past t...
Ignite the Fire Within You
She rises in the morning with the burning within her to be better than she was yesterday. No one is her competition except for the person that she was yesterday. Once her feet touch the ground you kno...
Eva Šmite8 hours ago
Fear of Greatness
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve t...
You're Stronger
She had to face the world's hate. She had those who were once close to her, turn their back on her and leave her all alone. She has been blamed for things that were never her fault but no matter how m...
jem cottana day ago
Homesickness
It all started in the eighth grade. All she wanted back then was to move far, far away. Don't get it twisted, it wasn't like she was unhappy, in fact, she was very content with her life at that time. ...
Tera Summersa day ago
Focus on Love
“There are so many people who love you. Don’t focus on the ones who don’t.” Saw that meme on Facebook the other day. I don’t know who quoted that but it is a powerful revelation. I guess it’s not just...
Alexis Runyon4 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 Paine17 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 Buntin22 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 Moneghan2 months 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...
Ignite the Fire Within You
She rises in the morning with the burning within her to be better than she was yesterday. No one is her competition except for the person that she was yesterday. Once her feet touch the ground you kno...
Tera Summersa day ago
Focus on Love
“There are so many people who love you. Don’t focus on the ones who don’t.” Saw that meme on Facebook the other day. I don’t know who quoted that but it is a powerful revelation. I guess it’s not just...
D.S. Fisichella3 days ago
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 ...
Eva Šmite8 hours ago
Fear of Greatness
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve t...
Kelly Dankbar5 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...
You're Stronger
She had to face the world's hate. She had those who were once close to her, turn their back on her and leave her all alone. She has been blamed for things that were never her fault but no matter how m...
The Quest for Happiness
What a question to ponder! And a big one at that! Or is it? How deep do we have to dig to find our answer? How much pressure are you under to find an answer? An answer that’s personal to you and no on...
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...
Yvonne Glasgow5 hours ago
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mind, Body, and You as a Whole
Each new year is a blessing, but with each end of the year comes the dreaded task of making a New Year’s Resolution (or two). You shouldn’t fear resolutions, even if you never manage to make it past t...
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 Arbes3 days 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 ...
Maggie Maea day ago
How Books Kept Me Alive
Reading is something very important for a human being. We have to keep reading, in order to let our soul grow and grow even more. This is a small piece of my life, when books saved me from the black h...
Glen McKenzie2 days 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...
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Brittany D5 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 8 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 S21 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...