My hands felt stiff, immobile. Cold as ice but searing with pain at the same time. I couldn’t move them anymore — well, barely. Incrementally.
As I slid my hands into the warmth of the winter gloves, every scrape of the polyester felt like sandpaper on my screaming fingers.
This was how it began.
Well, actually, it began a few days before. I had spent the entirety of that week cramming on homework, valiantly enduring over 48 sleepless hours so that I could turn in assignments early and attend my very first camping trip. I had pulled two and…
The Secret to Actually Using that Gosh-Darn Journal
If you’re anything like me, you’ve wanted to start a journal for years. You buy the expensive notebook and fancy pen. You scroll through Pinterest for hours daydreaming of aesthetic pages. You even buy stickers to jazz things up a bit.
You write for a week. And… that’s it.
The journal, once filled with so much potential, ends up collecting dust in a box somewhere because you got busy. Or forgot about it.
I used to think that journaling just wasn’t for me. Despite my love for stationery and the desire to…
I live in a suburb of Los Angeles. My surroundings are those of gray sidewalks, clipped hedges, and meticulously-landscaped shopping malls. There are restaurants and retail outlets abound. Starbucks rest on every corner, mom-vans frequent the black paved roads.
Because I’m so close to the city, I have often spent day trips exploring Los Angeles. I always found the urban environment rather charming: pot-holed roads, graffiti-decorated buses, and niche boutiques selling assorted baubles.
On most days, my current residence a lovely place to live. I can’t complain: I have all of the necessities of life and then some. …
We’ve all heard of the typical sustainable diet. It’s typically heavy on the veggies and starts with the letter “v.” Any guesses?
If you guessed vegetarian or vegan, you are exactly right.
The internet is rife with publications claiming that going vegan is best for the planet. While I certainly can’t disagree with this assertion, I also acknowledge that it isn’t realistic for everyone to commit to a vegan or vegetarian diet.
There is a cornucopia of reasons why someone might be unable to transition to a completely plant-based diet: health issues, family traditions/culture, allergies. Heck, even being a meat-lover…