What Is Quiet Quitting? What Can It Look Like In Your Relationship?
I've been quiet quitting my entire life. It started as a traumatized kid who did everything they could to distance themselves from the daily emotional abuse at home. I was never around, because I was running away and checking out through academics and my endless passion projects. I would later do the same in terrible relationships. Instead of just standing up and walking out, I would mentally and emotionally detach and go somewhere else.
Living in the Moment
Life is so weird and fast and fake feeling, like a movie playing in reverse. One minute you're climbing on monkey bars and learning to tie your shoes and the next you're folding laundry and wondering how you got so wrinkly and the next, well, you may as well be at a retirement home. I don't remember a ton about my childhood, probably because I'd live almost exclusively in my brain if I could. But I do remember baking apple crisp with my grandmother on rainy summer afternoons. Her apple tree produced the smallest, sourest apples and the only proper thing to do with them was to bake them into something sweet. Life is kind of like that too, it can turn sour and end sweet or vice versa, except sometimes you don't even realize it's sour until you're out of it and then you think, "Thank God I didn't understand how hard that would have been at the beginning."
A woman who is legally blind Loses the only good eye she had left
***This is a true story told by a trusted friend. Retold with permission***. My friend's mother-in-law had three sons. Unfortunately, as a young mother and for reasons unknown, she gave them all to various family members and did not raise any of her children.
6 Ways To Never Work Again
Getting rich isn't just about making more money than other people, it's about covering your monthly expenses through strategic investing and passive income risk-taking so you can stop working for good.
This City in Florida was Named One of the Ugliest in the Entire Country
From gorgeous architecture to scenic natural views, there are some truly beautiful places to be found in Florida. However, we're not talking about those places in this article, unfortunately.
This Small City in Wisconsin was just Named One of the Best Places to Live in America
From Lake Superior to Lake Michigan, the state of Wisconsin is home to some of the most exciting college towns and cities in the country. But anyone who’s enjoyed a quiet afternoon walking through a charming downtown or frequenting a mellow farmers' market on the weekend knows that the Badger State's smaller communities are just as appealing in their own way.
Trust Yourself When a Relationship Does Not Feel Right
We were a pack of five. Myself, K, P, S, and A. Popular girls with factions among our intimate friendships. Some beginning in kindergarten, others tagging on in seventh grade. Besties of twos, threes, and fours, excluding and including all at the same time.
Why Self-Doubt Holds You Back: Embracing Confidence for Success
Confidence is a vital trait that can empower us to reach our full potential, take risks, and achieve success. However, self-doubt often creeps in, undermining our confidence and holding us back from embracing new opportunities.
Reflections on the Slow Life: Sarah's Story of Significance and Change in California
"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." - Eddie Cantor. In the thriving state of California, a silent rebellion was simmering. Despite the frantic pace that typified this region, scores of people began to welcome a more contemplative, deliberate mode of being. This narrative traces the evolution of Californians, who were synonymous with their driven, dogged approach to achievement as they morphed into advocates of a dull existence.
Exploring The Wonders of Cambodia - Kulen Mountain & Waterfalls - A Magical and Sacred Place
Every new place I explore in Cambodia and each day reveals more of the country’s magical wonders, beauty, and positive energy. Nature trips are vital to your mental and metabolic health. I’ve made it my hobby to take weekly nature days or weekend trips to Cambodia’s countryside, mountains, lakes, and beaches.
Fifteeen Thousand Steps A Day May Keep The Doctor Away
We have legs so that we can walk, and walking is one of the most basic movements - yet most avoid walking. Instead, folks choose to take the elevator or escalator up and down a few floors, a car, taxi, or bus to a restaurant or shop three blocks away.
Parenting Doesn’t End When Kids Grow Up
I have two kids. They are 24 and 25. I have been blessed with wonderful children. They have brought me nothing but joy. It has been hard to be a parent, but not because they have been challenging. Only since it is a lot of work in terms of sacrifice and ways it pulls me away from my own focus.
What It Is We Want From a Given Moment
I want to know that everything is going to go a certain way. There’s no way to predict circumstances and what would even make sense in unknown contexts. Because only yesterday I didn’t have information of what would take place today.
1 Year Traveling In Cambodia — It’s Been The Best Time Of My Life
Here’s my account of my first year traveling in and experiencing Cambodia and its people. I arrived in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, in late December 2021. I had no idea what to expect — my expectations were low after spending 3 disappointing years in Bali.
Why I Don’t Have To Work Out Much To Maintain a Lean and Fit Body
Staying fit, strong, and loaded with energy is far easier to achieve than you think. You’ve got to hit the gym daily, you better run a ton, do those HIIT workouts, and push yourself hard. If not, you’re going to be out of shape, age faster, and be an unhappy person.
The 30-Minute Easy-Going Exercises That Work!
Getting and staying fit isn’t hard, you don’t need a gym, just 30 minutes of your time per day. It puzzles and amazes me how folks overcomplicate fitness training, how to work out, and how much effort you must commit to succeed.
4 Quick Time Investments That Are Totally Worth It
There are simple, easy things that make your life better, that might even seem painfully obvious. Yet most people don’t do them. Swap in these habits and it will make your life more efficient and free of tension. You’ll better connect with people.
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New Mom Enraged As Mother-in-Law Bars Access to Distressed Son
Looking to see whether she was just overreacting, a young mother shared her distress on Reddit after her mother inlaw countlessly denied her from attending to her crying, 5-month-old son. In her own words,
Cambodia Is Beautiful, The Khmer People Are Extraordinarily Friendly, and It's a Surprisingly Wonderful Country
Cambodia is my favorite out of the 7 countries I’ve lived in. You live in absolute freedom, peace, hassle-free, and your options are endless. I was slightly confused by Cambodia’s slogan — The Kingdom of Wonders — when I arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, in December 2021. I didn’t see wonders, just a bustling and slightly chaotic city.