The Brain (pt. 4): Self-Talk

Self-Talk: According to several sources, self-talk is the act of conversing with oneself, either mentally, verbally, or through actions, occasionally motivating oneself to accomplish something. Verbal or mental examples of these can be: Positive: I can do this Lookin’ good! I’ve gotten better at that Take a deep breath Negative: I’m so useless I will…

Running streak completed

 Made it through day 81. Total miles: 235.5 I didn’t make it up to my 100 days, but after Peru I’m going to try again. There’s a good reason, but I don’t think I want to give any excuse on here. That gives me a couple weeks to continue running and start doing more strength…

Relationships (pt. 3): Community

Community might be one of the most important things in staying established and putting down roots. I first began thinking about this in a conversation with my aunt. Because of her husband’s job, they moved around a lot, but she mentioned something to me that I haven’t forgotten. She introduced me to the fact that…

Relationships (pt. 2): Your Other Half

Now let’s get to the nitty-gritty relationships: boyfriends and girlfriends. These are extremely sticky because these relationships are less like family and more like REALLY close friends. You choose to not only be friends with this person for a season in your life, but sometimes for a lengthy time in your life. And you keep…

Relationships (pt. 1): Reality or Virtual Reality?

Because I live in twenty-first century America, I am under the assumption that I need my phone for practically everything. Nowadays, our phone serves for one of many devices that will function more or less exactly like a computer, only in a more convenient way. Even for me it is hard to detach myself from some electronic…

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

My grandmother beat breast cancer twice. And then she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Even though I don’t live my life wondering if I will end up with Alzheimers, I do try to find ways to keep my brain sharp. Watch this TED Talk, which addresses this very subject. featured picture from http://cephalicvein.com/2016/07/brain-parts-and-functions/

Cinderella, pt. 5: The Prince

For all the single ladies out there, you know you’ve done this: You’ve made a list of specific qualities that you want your future husband to have, and this includes physical features, personality, quirks, jokes, and even ways that he is going to treat you–and the amazing thing is, sometimes our minds actually believe that he…

Cinderella, pt. 3: The Sting

At one point in the movie, it stated that it was hard for Ella not to believe what others were saying about her. And let’s just be honest, there are times that so many people have an opinion on who we are (whether that be based on personality, dress, speech, etc.). Ultimately, though, it is…

Cinderella, pt. 2: The Family

Throughout the movie we can see influences that family members had on Ella’s life. The first two that we see are Ella’s parents. They speak kind words to her and encourage her to dream. Then when her mom gets sick, Ella hears that she should two things to keep her heart open: Have courage and…