Category: Inspiring

5 Lessons From COVID-19 to Take With You

March 2021 marks a full calendar year since COVID-19 entered our lives and unleashed a world of uncertainty. Like the morning of 9/11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy, we will all likely remember exactly what it felt like, and where we were, when a virus forced us into our homes indefinitely. The events

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Instagram vs Reality: Which One Are We Living In?

Instagram versus reality. It started as a trendy movement but poses a very real question: what world do the majority of us live, or think we live, in?  You don’t have to be a 20-something influencer to fall victim to the arising mistruths of social media. Politics are peddling agendas on platforms for their own

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Book Talk: Paulo Coelho’s The Archer

Book reviews have never been my niche. To be frank, before recently I didn’t enjoy reading at all. Into adulthood, books reminded me of the summer reading assignments that I was required to complete in private school. I’m not sure who’s in charge of picking the titles for children’s educational learning, but the three titles

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Bon Jovi Is There For You

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation opened a new food bank to feed East End families in need. Located at The Clubhouse in East Hampton, Dorothea and Jon Bon Jovi, who have a home in East Hampton, have created JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank to help local food pantries meet the rising need of those

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Fernweh On Earth Day

I woke up today with an ache in my chest. It’s a pain I’ve felt before, one I’ve come to know all too well. The German’s call it ‘fernweh’, and while there’s no English translation equivalence for it, it can be loosely defined as distant sickness. Unlike wanderlust, another German word literally translated as a

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“Be a Lady” ?

    Over eight million views, and counting, the video “Be a Lady, They Said” created by Girls. Girls. Girls. Magazine has gone viral, and rightfully so. Cynthia Nixon’s two and a half minute monologue, words written by Camille Rainville, is paired with powerful imagery, just watch for yourselves. But what is the real message? In essence, the monologue

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Overcoming Regret To Succeed

One of the most common misattributed Mark Twain quotes reads, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” While those wise words actually belong to another American author, Harriett Jackson Brown Jr., no matter who said them, the quote lives on

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The Future is 20 20

The year is two thousand and twenty. And, while I certainly cannot predict what the future holds, I intend on making the absolute most of it. 2019 proved to be a year dedicated towards pushing my limits, both physical and emotional. Nearly each month awaited a new uphill battle to prove my strength. It left

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