Daily Tidbit: Moving On

“because I promise that what’s for youwill never reach for youwhile you’re clinging to something else.”-April Green Moving on can look very different to different people. Some people choose to write about it, express themselves through the arts. Others hibernate, take time away from everyone and everything to mourn and process everything. Meanwhile, there’s other people who survive by drowning themselves in friends, new people, … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Moving On

Daily Tidbit: Making Memories

“We didn’t think we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” -Winnie the Pooh You don’t realize what are your most meaningful moments until they become memories you remember forever. You don’t just wake up one morning and think to yourself, “I’m going to create a meaningful memory today” because that’s simply not how life works. We go about our days having … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Making Memories

Daily Tidbit: Eye Contact

“Eye contact is more intimate than words will ever be.” -Unknown It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that I am a horrible person for making eye contact. I get super self-conscious and the whole idea of making eye contact is so intimate it forces me to cast my eyes away. Something I’ve learned is that eye contact is meant to be intimate. You can … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Eye Contact

Daily Tidbit: Growing Up

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is mandatory.” -Walt Disney As we get older, we are expected to stop doing “childish things.” I think that the older we get, the more susceptible we become to letting our minds be corrupted by societal pressures. So how does a person defend themselves from these pressures and simply live a happy life? The key lies in having … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Growing Up

Daily Tidbit: Self-Respect

“The way you treat yourself sets the standards for others.” -Sonya Friedman Growing up, we’ve always been told to treat others how you wish to be treated. Though that is still gold advice, why don’t we flip that saying every once in a while?  Having self-respect is about knowing what you’re worth and what you deserve. Instead of waiting for someone to treat you the … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Self-Respect

Daily Tidbit: Family Histories

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” -Marcus Garvey  Ever wondered about where you come from? How it came to be that your family is who they are and how every moment from the past has led to your very existence? Often times, we forget that our parents and grandparents are sources and record … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Family Histories

The Daily: Bliss

“Ignorance is not bliss- it is oblivion.” – Philip Wylie We often hear that ignorance is bliss… but is it really? Ignorance implies that there is a lack of information that should be obtained, that there is a ‘gut-feeling’ telling you that something is off or wrong. Ignorance means that you are aware something is missing, but consciously choose to not discover what that matter … Continue reading The Daily: Bliss

Daily Tidbit: Be the Author

“Avoid getting trapped in someone else’s story. Be the author of your own life.” -Unknown This quote speaks to me because it reminds me of three vital things. One, don’t get lost in the drama of other people. Yes, it’s important to be a support system for your friends, but don’t get lost in their feuds, struggles, and lives. It’s vital to put your thoughts, … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Be the Author

Daily Tidbit: Healing by Sharing your Story

“It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story.” -Iyanla Vanzant No two people have the same experience. But it may surprise you to learn that your neighbor has a similar story. You may … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Healing by Sharing your Story

Daily Tidbit: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “I love America. That’s Why I have to Tell the Truth About It.”

In an article for Time, Viet Thanh Nguyen, an Asian American award-winning writer, writes: “By keeping my name, I could be made into an American but not forget that I was born in Vietnam. Paradoxically, I also believed that by keeping my name, I was making a commitment to America. Not the America of those who say “love it or leave it,” but to my … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “I love America. That’s Why I have to Tell the Truth About It.”

Daily TidBit: Looking Back

“Life can only be understood backwards; but must be lived forwards.” -Soren Kierkegaard We have all heard the expression to walk forward and never look back but I beg to differ. I believe that it is important to look back to see how far you’ve come. Looking back allows one to finally understand why things happened because all things happen for a reason and it … Continue reading Daily TidBit: Looking Back