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“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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As the air cools and the sun sets earlier, it’s funny that the same people who can’t wait for summer to end also complain about the first freeze right before winter hits. This year I wouldn’t know much about the cold temps of February and March 2018, the April showers and May flowers or the...
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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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I became a mother at the age of 19. My high school sweetheart and I took a huge leap into parenthood. For him, there were many insecurities and doubts about our ability to be good parents. I recall him having so many questions. Me, on the other hand? I was secure in my ability to...
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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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I will be the first to admit when comedienne Mo’Nique took to social media a couple months ago to ask people to boycott Netflix, I laughed. I heard her request and wrote her off. There was just no way I was going to give up a pleasure because she was upset about a bum deal....
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Grace* was honest because she thought it was the right thing to do, but it was her position in the program—one of her safe spaces—she was concerned about. She didn’t want to jeopardize it. That this was her main concern still bothers me. It said so much more than she realized. One of the most...
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