For all the people who deal with mood swings and pain on their cycle each month. Know that you’re not alone.

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I was always very lucky when my time of month rolled around. Minimal cramps, mild symptoms, and the mood swings didn’t turn me into an absolute nut case. And now, in my mid-twenties, the effect of my period has transformed into something monstrous, anxiety-ridden, and painful. My period has seemingly taken control over my body, and more importantly, my mind. I write this article in an effort to bring some sanity and peace to others like me who went from a painless period to absolute horror. Maybe you have always been bedridden during your moon cycle.

Sometimes, it’s hard to…

It’s just so versatile.

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I have been an avid curser for over ten years now. Why, you ask? Well, I was simply raised in a household that cursed…like a lot. The cursing wasn’t always used in a negative way, as some might assume. Most of the time, it was used for emphasis.

I have read many articles that claim that people who drop the f-bomb more often are more intelligent. I’m not sure if I believe that, but I don’t plan to remove cursing from my vocabulary — ever. I have been told by my mom that cursing is not lady-like, and have responded…

Training my mind to love myself better

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What Inspired This Transition?

The other day, my student asked me if I was working my dream job. She’s about six years old, and I was caught off guard when she prompted me with this. I’m not the type of teacher who will sugarcoat things with my students just because they are young. I am compassionately honest with them when they ask me real-life questions on any sort of topic.

I looked at my student and impulsively responded with, “I’m not sure what my dream job is yet. There are so many jobs I don’t know about.” …

I have finally found a solution for our kind.

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If you clicked on this article, we are probably similar in that our pits have been stinking non-stop for years, no matter what we try. As I write this, I am graced with this feeling of confidence and freedom. I just took a big whiff of my underarms and was met with the pleasant aroma of jasmine. I now remain stink-free for up to two (sometimes three!) days without showering (yes you read that right). (No, I’m not gross, this was an experiment.) I can wear clothes with sleeves that tightly hug my armpit. I can go to work and…

And now I get to eat it guilt-free.

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I have always been utterly obsessed with chocolate. I mean, I’m not sure I have ever met anyone who doesn’t like chocolate. As a self-proclaimed “health nut,” indulging in chocolate was always my guilty pleasure. Over the years and for as long as I can remember, I have used chocolate as a tool to relieve stress, as a reward for myself, and as a token of self-love. …

Veganism is the future. Let’s help our loved ones realize why going vegan is the answer to many of life’s problems.

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November 2020 was my two year “veganiversary.” I was vegetarian before that and pescatarian before that. I would say it took me about four years to go fully vegan, with no intention of doing so from the start. And now, I can’t imagine my life being any different. Over the course of many years, I have been able to debunk each and every argument that tells us we shouldn’t be vegan. It took a long time to accumulate such…

They’re just as cruel as factory farmed ones.

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There was a time when eggs were one of my favorite foods. Poached, scrambled, sunny side up…in stir-fries, casseroles, and hard-boiled, plus more. One day, I decided to stop eating them completely. Just the thought of consuming an egg turned my stomach. And the accidental consumption of one some time later made me physically ill.

Here’s what happened.

I learned the truth behind the egg industry in the United States and elsewhere. And damn, did it kill my appetite.

I always loved animals. I was kind to them. Though, I ate dead animals and their secretions on a daily basis…

Dr. Joe Dispenza talks about how our unconscious programming of the mind is rooted in the deepest depths of our self.

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Dr. Joe Dispenza is a renowned chiropractor, neuroscientist, teacher, and author who trains people in using the law of attraction to create the life they desire.

We all store our own traumas, whether it be consciously or unconsciously. We have an abundance of life experiences that have led us to experience all the feelings on the spectrum of emotions. We have endured heartache, physical pain, change, and longing. Throughout our childhood, primarily during the first seven years of life, we have been programmed by those around us — our parents, teachers, peers, the media, and even strangers. …

We can find the light at the end of the tunnel, together.

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A year ago this week, I had just finished my last semester at Rutgers University. I had begun to viciously apply for jobs, amidst chaotic unpacking and mentally settling in to life at home again. Gratitude for a lack of any student loans swooned over me. Though, nerves overtook me because I had no clue where life would take me. I contemplated what I’d land with a Bachelors in psychology. I kicked myself for many months, feeling stupid for all the “mistakes” I had made through my education.

An extrovert’s dilemma at a time of a global pandemic.

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As an extrovert, Covid has been especially hard for me. In time, I have become accustomed to spending more time alone and getting to know myself better. I have explored deeper parts of myself than I have ever done before and I healed parts of me that I didn’t know were broken. I learned how to entertain myself and maintain productivity and fulfillment on days when I didn’t have any reason to get out of bed… on days when depression overcame me.

Eventually I got a full-time job…my first one…

Susie Pinon

B.A. in Psych. Lover of all things green. Likely to be found brewing tea or making a mess in the kitchen. Boisterous, creative, free-spirited. Vegan.

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