Quick Mindfulness for a Busy World

By Ashley Goodman. We lead fast-paced lives. It seems like there’s always something more to do, and never quite enough time to do it all. After a while, all of us yearn for the opportunity to slow down and relax. One promising tranquillity fix is the mindfulness meditation movement. Potential meditators have dived into instructional…

Can You See Me?

By Madelyn Knecht. New and bright and soft All eyes stare at me They take pictures And crane their necks to see.   New to life and love, I don’t realize how— How much I love it Or even miss it now.   Two years old and I Smile toothy and proud No one minds…

Overthinking: The Dreadful Disease

By Anokhi. Are you suffering from an anxiety disorder? The feeling that you are lonely, that no one loves you, that you are unheard, unseen, and unknown to everybody. Does life feel like a burden? Do you feel like you are a burden to many? These constant thoughts filled with sadness are what lead to…

The Fitness Bug

By Anokhi. How many times do you look into that mirror, wondering when would you lose those extra pounds? Do you feel that everyone around you looks fit but you don’t? Does going to the gym give you a complex because you see only slim people there? Do you stand on a weighing scale everyday?…

Why We Haven’t Found a Cure for Cancer

By Anudeep Deevi. Given the current technology and knowledge, many people wonder why there is no cure for cancer yet. Is there one single aspect that, if known, will revolutionize the fight against cancer? Is there some private corporation that is holding back the cure to gain more revenue from treatment? Is cancer, despite best…

LIFE AS A SUICIDE SURVIVOR

THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH: LIFE AS A SUICIDE SURVIVOR. By Ashley Ford-McAllister. I am good at many things – writing, training dogs, administrative support, providing advice to others. I’m also terrible at many things – dancing, singing, and, it turns out, dying.  I am one of the 25 failed suicide attempts to…