Analysis: “I can’t write one song about you” by Shawn Mendes

This is actually one of the less creepy love songs currently playing on the radio. Sean’s voice has a really nice vocal tone and I think he sounds adorable. I’d be really worry if someone legitimately thought they had nothing without someone else, but from the lyrics and the overall tone of the song I … Continue reading Analysis: “I can’t write one song about you” by Shawn Mendes

Life Advice in “Be Careful” by Cardi B

The first time I heard the song “Be Careful” by Cardi B there were two lines that stood out. I stopped the video and scrolled back a few seconds to listen again: You even got me trippin’, you got me lookin’ in the mirror differentThinkin’ I’m flawed because you inconsistent I think a lot of … Continue reading Life Advice in “Be Careful” by Cardi B

How to: Start Your Day Like a Boss

Scanning the National Geographic Instagram page I saw a picture of a lion standing alone -sun rising in the distance. The caption explained that the alpha male starts his day by prowling his territory and roaring to let others know of his presence. Each roar an attempt to discourage other lions from attempting to take … Continue reading How to: Start Your Day Like a Boss

On: Advice, Invalidation, Depression & Self-love

Phone conversation. A few years ago: Friend: “Just forget it and push your feelings down.” Me: “That doesn’t sound right. Isn’t that just denial?” Friend: “You know what they say, ‘to get over someone, get under someone else.” Me: “But I do not want to have sex with someone else. Why would I force myself…. … Continue reading On: Advice, Invalidation, Depression & Self-love

On: Identity

“When our models of who we are fall away, we are free simply to meet and be together. And when this sense of being encompasses all separateness dissolves and we are united into compassion.” – Ram Dass & Paul Gorman We have a lot of identities. Identities we were born into. Identities others have given … Continue reading On: Identity

How to: Positively Define Yourself

Happiness and fulfillment begin with a solid sense of self. When we have a good relationship with ourselves: our relationships with others thrive, we build natural confidence, and we are equipped to handle setbacks. Being positive doesn’t mean we need to be perfect. It’s leveraging our strengths while acknowledging and working on our weaknesses. It’s about accepting … Continue reading How to: Positively Define Yourself