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My mom would sing to me, “I’m gonna make you love me”

When I was a child I was very uncomfortable with physical affection. But my mom was always a very physically affectionate person. So she would always be trying to hug me, cuddle me, hold my hand, kiss me, etc. I didn’t like cuddling, I didn’t let her hold my hand, and I was very physically […]

Album Review: “Halcyon Days” by Ellie Goulding

“Halcyon Days” is Ellie Goulding’s second album that was released in August of 2013. Several years later, this record still stands out, and is sure to be impactful throughout time, for those who are familiar with her work. For me, it will always hold a special place in my heart. The genre is most closely […]

Praying for patience

I vividly recall being fourteen-years old, and having this mental image of a clock on my back. I could hear it ticking loudly, a constant alarm in my head that time was running out, that I was always “on the clock.” Sometimes I would picture myself in a room full of clocks, the old-fashioned circular […]

Media

Cassette tapes are the new thing

As the past decade saw the resurgence of vinyls and record players, we are now witnessing cassette tapes making a comeback. With cassette tapes reaching peak popularity in the 1980s and 90s, they seemed to die out after being replaced with CDs in the early 2000s, which were then replaced with digital albums, followed by […]

The Ugly Reality of Music Festivals!

I’ve been lucky to have attended many music festivals before the pandemic shutdown. I have incredibly amazing, unforgettable memories of these experiences. But to be totally honest, there’s a lot of downfalls regarding music festivals that no one talks about. And if music festivals open up again anytime soon, I’m not totally sure if I’ll […]

Album Review: “After School” by Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez released a new album titled “After School” in late September. The seven-track EP is a sequel to her epic visual album “K-12.“ Melanie Martinez is a very unique artist and her music plays out a specific storyline. She is very pastel goth and creepy-cute. Her music is a mix between bubblegum pop and […]

Mythology

Short Story ~ Parvati & Shiva

The is a story based on the true ancient Hindu myth of Goddess Parvati & Lord Shiva. Parvati was born into a rich and royal family. From the moment she was born, her parents had the relief that she would be well taken care of for the rest of her life and would never have […]

Mythology Monday ~ Kitsune

“Kitsune” is the Japanese word for “fox.” In Japan, foxes have always held great spiritual significance. Foxes are seen as clever, intelligent, and powerful creatures. In Japanese mythology, foxes possess paranormal abilities such as shapeshifting, possession, fire bending, and mind manipulation. Foxes can use their trickery for evil — causing harm to others, or for […]

Mythology Monday ~ Parvati

Parvati is the Hindu goddess of love, marriage, children, motherhood, fertility, devotion, and strength. She has many different aspects to her personality, which are all manifested as different / separate goddesses, including Kali and Durga. Parvati is part of the Hindu trinity of goddesses, along with Lakshmi and Saraswati. Her husband is Shiva, and their […]

Spirituality

Spirit animal: Spider

Spirit animals serve as spiritual guides, here to assist you, teach you lessons, and lead you towards your highest calling. We all have multiple spirit animals that stick with us for life, resembling ingrained personality traits and sometimes also physical appearance. Alongside, other spirit animals will come to you in certain phases of your life, […]

I consulted multiple psychics about my future — “When will I have children?”

Lately I am thinking a lot about my future and the next stage of my life. Specifically, I’m wondering about pregnancy and children. I decided I would reach out to multiple psychics to see what insight I could get. Background Prior experience with psychics: I have always been one to check free readings online or […]

The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars were Christians who broke away from the Catholic church during medieval times. They did not label themselves as “Cathars” — rather, “good men” or “good women” or “good Christians.” The religion was a dualistic and Gnostic movement. Unfortunately, the Catholic church eventually struck back and they died out by the 1200s — while […]

Animals

Twenty-two of your cat’s greatest pet peeves

My two cats (Venus & Luna) have put together a list of their greatest pet peeves. They said that all cats will relate, and that the humans need to be rightfully educated about all the horrible things they have to put up with. 1. When you leave for work How dare you leave me at […]

Luna gets spayed! + My new cat stroller!

Luna gets spayed! On Wednesday, I took Luna to get spayed. She’s recovering well but it was a stressful journey! Luna is eight months now. Early November, she went into her first heat cycle. Now people have different opinions as to when a cat should get spayed or neutered — some say immediately, at only […]

Caturday ~ Thirteen reasons to have a cat

Cats are one of the best animals you can own as a pet. If you disagree, the following reasons will have you convinced! 1. They are adorable – Everyone can agree that cats are cute. Just imagine a litter of kittens in a basket… Awww! 2. They’re crazy – Cats do the weirdest things sometimes, and that’s […]

Health

Ladies, love your round and curvy belly

Ladies, in case no one ever told you, your belly is supposed to be round and curvy, and it is perfect that way. Girls grow up believing that their stomach is supposed to be as flat as a surfboard, and many never grew out of this belief. Many women don’t realize that even the skinniest […]

THRIVE MARKET HAUL

I recently signed up for Thrive Market, which I have been debating joining for a while now. The site offers an extensive amount of healthy foods — organic, non-GMO, dairy-alternatives, keto, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and other special diets. Their foods (and products) are ethically and sustainably sourced, their packaging is recyclable, and their warehouse is […]

Self-care Sunday ~ Social anxiety

Something that people don’t really talk about is the issue of social anxiety, how it differs from other terms it gets confused with, and how much it can get in the way. What is social anxiety? The ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) defines social anxiety as “intense anxiety or fear of being judged, […]

Fiction

Short story ~ Hopeless love

Short story / fiction… I always felt like we had a strong connection but I was never entirely sure. There were times I felt like he could have feelings for me and times when I was convinced it was all in my head. One moment he seemed to be dropping hints that there was something […]

Halloween Story ~ “The Witch’s Ghost”

Faye was born on halloween, and now, eighty years later, she was celebrating eight whole decades of being alive. The elder lady had never married or had children, as love was not in the cards for her. Instead, she dove herself into the world of witchcraft. Strengthening her gift of divination and communication with spirits, […]

Halloween Story ~ “Vampires in Love”

I have a secret. I’m no ordinary young woman — I’m a vampire. I blend in well with society, covering up my true identity as best I can. I still go out in public, but not often. Not even my family knows my secret. I was attacked as a young girl by a vampire. As […]