How Toxic Positivity is Counterproductive

Toxic positivity can be attributed to “insincere” positivity which is detrimental to someone’s mental well-being.  It is “the assumption, either by one’s self or others, that despite a person’s emotional pain or difficult situation, they should only have a positive mindset”, as Dr. Jaime Zuckerman phrased it. Examples of toxic positivity in daily phrases can…

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The Sorrowful Souvenir

You will forever be embossed in my heart, How I feel tormented by your departure. Your love and support is my remedy, Stored in the deepest of memories.   When you’re young, your heart’s an open book. A childhood where love is all you Making nostalgia the crook   The type of innocent love With…

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Body Positivity: Developing True Self-Esteem

Featured Illustrations: Rocío Montoya Body image refers to the way people look at themselves and others. It is correlated to the way one perceives their appearances, the way they see their body in regards to height, shape, and weight, and the way one feels within their body. A positive body image involves truly accepting one’s…

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The End is The Beginning

Featured Image: Ray Hennessy Let our hearts unlock And our skin touch time Grant life’s movements Life’s changes  To uphold on our skin   And the reminiscences we hold  Quench the barren lands From within   And the sweetness Linger  For as long As we let in   And our hearts are pregnant With an…

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Inner Joy

Featured Illustration: Virginia Moreno I never felt so loved Being unloved I never felt so secure In my insecurities   I never felt so sustained In my loneliness   To be so supported And alone   The warmth Penetrates through my skin Awakening myself With a glowing tinge   It eradicates Every doubt   Every…

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The Importance of Volunteering

Featured Illustration: Sascha Morawetz Volunteering is the act of an individual or group freely giving their time and labor for community service. For some, it offers the chance to give something back to their community or make a difference in the lives of the people around them. For others, it provides an opportunity to develop…

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Education

Featured Illustration: Lina Mulik Read a narrative when not mandated Nurture a love for a learning Follow your passions They may turn  One day,  Into your earnings   Acquaint with the world Perhaps even amend it Discern something You once couldn’t   But now can name it   Learn And share Flourish And become aware…

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