By

Maya Miller
“This isn’t working.” I sat cross-legged on my yoga mat with my knees crooked in a way that would have made my rheumatologist mad and threw my headphones down to the floor. I had just been “meditating” which means I really was just sitting in a painful position for all of 90 seconds, frustrated that...
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I always feel my brightest, boldest, freest self when I’m on the road. I don’t know if it’s the calming solitude as I pass over empty highways after the sun slips away, or if it’s the thrill of meeting new people who don’t know just what a cow-obsessed bookaholic I am yet, but I love...
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Yoga has been proven to improve physical tone, decrease stress and anxiety, stimulate creativity and help you sleep better. We've curated 12 of our favorite yoga poses for a restorative flow that fits easily into your daily routine. Begin in easy seat. With shoulders pulled back and away from the ears, press your palms forward...
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Last fall, I took myself on a date. It was around midterms, and my microbiology class had taken almost all of the joy from my life, so I thought a near-midnight showing of a movie (one of my favorite pastimes) was well deserved. I ordered my usual (a small popcorn and a Coke slush) and...
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If you’ve been outside at any point in the last few weeks, you can feel it: the sticky, wet chill that rolled in pretty much as soon as the calendar flipped to October that left your knees rattling when you wake in the morning. Fall has officially swooped in across the south, and while it’s...
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There’s an old photo of me, my mother and my grandmother sitting at a wrought iron table at the old Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, powdered sugar dusting our toes, sweet beignets caked into our molars. In it, I look happy, my mom looks barely willing to take the picture, and my grandmother glances...
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“I don’t have time for this,” I say to myself. I say this about half a dozen times a day, and it’s probably the truest statement I’ve ever said. I’m a college student currently on a gap semester working as a barista, nanny, running coach, and I volunteer on the weekends at my local hospital....
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Now that we’re well into 2018 and most of us have forgotten our resolutions or are recommitting (kudos, overachievers!), one resolution that takes minimal effort other than visiting a bookstore or your internet browser is reading more books. In these trying times of a turbulent presidency, overwhelming exposure to Black trauma and a rising number...
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  At 24 years and some odd months old, I feel like I have some things figured out. My bills are on autopay; I know what vegetables I like (mostly); and I know what I want to do for the rest of my life: be a doctor. However, as a 24-year-old, the decision to go...
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As a psychology graduate, I’ve spent the last four years of my life offering advice on mental wellness, from self-diagnosing to guiding friends to speak to someone (well within the limits of my degree, so don’t come for me for being a “fake doctor”), and each time, I tell anyone who asks the same thing:...
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