More Than Just Stories

Hey, Seaweed Brain. Katniss is the name of the girl on fire. Tris Prior fights against the tyranny of the Erudite. She is brave, selfless, honest, kind and intelligent. You must raise your voice against injustice and not let it continue by turning those words into actions. One choice can transform you. Sherlock is a…

Make-up or No Make-up

I was chatting with a friend about a boy band that we really like and how one of its members is often criticized by netizens because apparently his bare face is not as perfect as they thought. He is surrounded by sky-high beauty standards that sometimes disregard his talent on stage and in the studio….

Art Experience

At college, I took a class that I’ve never taken before: art. I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new. I thought that it was going to be fun but I was wrong. What I thought would be a pleasant ride turned into a roller-coaster of frustration. Initially, I was…

Determination

Hey there, So one of my good friends, Sanjana Eswar wrote this heart-felt and inspiring essay. I would like to share it with you. Enjoy! -Sanjita Determination is a human instinct. It thrives inside one’s self, and encourages one to do what they desperately need to do to fulfill their happiness. It is an instinct…

Aware

The microwave beeped. The aroma of popcorn wafted through the apartment. It was cozy, colourful and bright; the opposite of the weather outside. It had been raining for few hours now and the dark clouds didn’t let any sunlight shine through. She entered the room. She was wearing a pastel pink t-shirt and grey sweatpants….

Recognize: A Poem

In response to today’s Daily Prompt. She looked in the mirror, What did she see? A freckled face, hair tied into pigtails, A pink band aid on her arm from when she fell from the swing at the park “It was a good day”, she smiled and thought She ran out of the door when…

Ask AgainĀ 

Facial expressions and body language reveal a lot more about a person than their words. All you have to do is see what isn’t being said. Observation is important. If you notice that something’s off about someone, ask them about it. Maybe it’s a casual joke about death or a sudden change in their favorite…

Christmas Book Trees

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV It’s Christmas Eve! So sip some hot cocoa, eat cookies and put on the sweater that Molly…

The Time is Now

Season 11 of The Voice started on T.V recently. Team Adam FTW!! It is one of my favorite reality shows for three reasons: a) awesome coaches, b) incredible talent, and c) serious inspiration. The story of each contestant is powerful in their own way. As unique as they are, there’s a mutual theme of defying…

Labelled Life

 “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” – Danielle LaPorte A label is a classifying phrase or name applied to a person, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive. Thank you,Google. Most labels are negative. Words like  “fat”, “retard”, “weird”, “emo”, “white”, “stupid”, “fake”, “geek” and many more…

Rain

Rain consists of water droplets that have condensed in the atmosphere andĀ have become heavy enough to precipitate. Seasonal or constant, the rains are refreshing and bring the perfect weather to curl up in a blanket with coffee to read a book: my favorite thing to do on a rainy day! The first showers of rain…

Diamonds

Diamonds are formed under high temperatures and pressure in the Earth’s mantle below the continental plates. Many years of heat and pressure under the ground have created the sparkly and tough substance that we see today. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man. Be resistant to force. The key to this is to build up your…