This Is What The Truth Feels Like

“Frequency” by K. O’Neill, 36″x48″, acrylic on canvas, online at K. O’Neill Studio I just finished my first solo art exhibition in the City of Brotherly Love two weeks ago. I had poured my heart and soul into creating the perfect collection of works to showcase, stayed up the night before the event going over…

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The Big Chop: A Spiritual Transition

My cousin’s graduation party was in a few hours. I needed to get dressed, and I needed to do my makeup. But, I had just finished washing my hair, and doing it was, of course, the top priority. I stood in front of the bathroom mirror wrapped in a towel and looked at myself. My…

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Is Society Pulling Your Strings?

Question. Not in class, not in your group of friends about an issue, but in your mind. Question yourself. Ask why. Why are you pulling in your tummy in every picture? Why do you tilt your head like this in every selfie? Why do you go to the disco? Why are you hanging out with…

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Writer’s Block: Tips & Tricks to Get You Going Again

If you like to write, then you’ve probably suffered from writer’s block every now and again, times where your mind doesn’t feel like working and decides that it’s time go off on an unnecessarily long vacation. A lot of people tend to take a break themselves to wait out the lack of motivation until their…

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The Divine Fragile: Let Yourself “Feel”

Never did I ever think of my fragility as somewhat of a quiet superpower until recently. I’ve been sensitive my entire life, resulting in me labeling myself as an emotional wreck. Growing up, I was always chastised by adults for being so easily disturbed, and other children would use it against me because they got…

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Rising Up From Failure

Roger Crawford once said, “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” From my erstwhile experiences, I have ultimately realized that there will always be incoming challenges ahead of us. These inescapable encounters precisely measure the range of our capabilities and moral values. To effectively prepare for these impending tasks, we primarily need…

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The Law of Attraction: Yay or Nay?

At the beginning of the year, while my family was emptying out cupboards, I came across a collection of my old school work that my mother had kept. Among these was a worksheet where we had been instructed to write what we wanted for our future. We must have been in grade 4. I was…

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