Category: Inspiring

My COVID-19 Journal

March 16 Day 1: The first official day of the COVID-19 lockdown looks like this: I’m in my house, sending emails, watching the news periodically, and wondering how many people it takes to clear a grocery store (which I have’t yet attempted going to). For me, currently on Long Island, it’s the first day all non-essential

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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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Daily Fit: Let Fear Guide You

“Do one thing every day that scares you” — Eleanor Roosevelt. When I first read those words, I felt compelled to follow them. But who would actively choose to elicit fright? Ask any adrenaline junkie why they scale mountains, jump out of planes, hit triple digit speeds, or even so much as ride roller coasters,

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The Mayor & The Spring Flower

Kuppi Coffee Company in Edgewater, New Jersey, was a fun little find on my search for a healthy place to drop in after working out. Subway tile line the walls, brick to compliment the room, hanging lights, wide windows in the front overlooking the parking lot, and airy windows in the back afforded a view

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The Heart of Art

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   The heart is where the art is for self-taught muralist James Goldcrown. The West London native left school to pursue a career as a fashion photographer at the age of 17. Seven years later, at age 24, Goldcrown traveled to Africa

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A Multi-Sensory Artistic World

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Envision a world where artwork is edible. A place where the photographs or paintings hanging on a wall could not only be something for your eyes to consume, but jump onto a plate and become a delicious masterpiece for your stomach. This

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To The Guy Who Taught Me The Most Important Lesson About Love

This was first written back in 2016, but the lesson lasts a lifetime.   I once read an article that stated love compatibility was largely reliant on whether both people were logically or emotionally driven. I disagree. I think the only way to grow in love, similar to as a person, is to be challenged.

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