Opinion: There's a reason you should welcome goosebumps
Goosebumps, those little prickly-pox that pepper your skin when you feel a chill, have a more exciting reason to make an appearance than to just make you aware that the temperature around you has dipped. Besides, have we not evolved beyond an extra mechanism to let us know when we’re cold?
Opinion: School systems should include meditation as part of daily curricula
Mother and children practicing meditation.Artem Podrez, pexels. Meditation must be taught as a subject in our public schools. It could be one of the best and easiest opportunities for a lot of children to grow into well-meaning, empathetic, connected adults.
Opinion: Bad bosses who abuse their employees keep people out of the workforce
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission.*. I’ve had more than my fair share of terrible bosses. That is the number one thing that is keeping me from applying to even more places than I already have in the past few months— the more keep thinking about it and the more I keep getting closer to the workforce, the more I am reminded about my horrible bosses and how I said I’d never take crap from one again.
Opinion: I hate being called a sensitive, delicate flower when I am mentally ill
I never considered myself to be a delicate flower until so many people in my life put me in that box. “You’re so sensitive,” is something I’ve been hearing all my life since I was a child.
Opinion: When you’re afraid you won’t be good enough, you may put your dreams and ambitions on hold.
**This blog post is totally based on my personal experience, opinion, and thinking. It's not always easy to have the courage to go after what we want. And that goes doubly for those of us who struggle with insecurity and self-doubt.
Opinion: Overturning “Roe v. Wade” Ends Liberal Democracy In America
Last week, Politico shared a leaked draft of an opinion of Supreme Court Justice Alito on the overturning of “Roe v. Wade”, the federal right of abortion in the United States.
(Opinion) Why Elon Musk Won't Really Bring Trump Back to Twitter
photo of Twitter on Phone on tablePhoto by Jeremy Bezanger (Unsplash) Recently, Elon Musk said that if he does purchase Twitter, he will reverse Twitter’s permanent ban of former President Donald Trump. But he is only saying this to make the deal go through and to please the market.
Opinion: I don't want to talk to your children
I am child-free by choice and not willing to entertain your children in public. I don't give them any sign that I am a friendly adult who is interested in having them cling to my leg or attempt to climb me like I'm a tree.
Opinion: My girlfriend told me she can't marry me because my father isn't wealthy.
**This is a work of nonfiction based on an actual event experienced by me firsthand; used with permission. My girlfriend said she couldn't marry me because my father is not so rich.
Opinion | Kathy Barnette Is Clear Winner of Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate Debate
Conservative commentator and veteran Kathy Barnette clearly won the Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate Debate on April 25, 2022. While Mehmet Oz and David McCormick were attempting to defend their questionable loyalties, Barnette offered clear solutions for Pennsylvania and America. She did, however, take an opportunity to share her thoughts on her out-of-state opponents when she said, “I don’t make many promises on the campaign trail, but I can promise the people of Pennsylvania that when these carpetbaggers lose, you will never see them again. And if they should win, you will never see them again!”
Opinion: People change, and bad things happen, yet life continues.
** This blog post is based on my opinion and thoughts... When we are little, it is easy to see things in black and white. You are either happy or sad; you have something or don't. You're either at the top of your game, in the middle of your game, or on your way down.
What Are YOUR Thoughts on Millennium Park in Chicago?
This video is my 22nd and final installment of my mini-series on "Millennium Park" in Chicago. Here I walk around the back portion of the park which showcases some spectacular views of the Chicago city skyline. I also encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions on the massive Millennium Park downtown Chicago. Please follow me on NewsBreak for more Chicago and travel related content!
Opinion: Salary Talk: Taboo or Necessary?
Companies claim that it's taboo to talk to your coworkers about salary. However, knowing what your colleagues make is a great way to understand your worth to your job. In the business world, it is often said that talking about salary is taboo. Companies discourage employees from discussing salaries, as this can lead to envy and bitterness within the workplace. While this may be true to some extent, discussing compensation with your coworker is actually a perfect way to understand your value to a company. Discussing salaries is really no different than discussing your job duties or the number of hours you work each week. It's simply a way to get insight on what we're earning and how that compares to others in our field. Talking about salary should not be seen as taboo.
Opinion: Be your biggest fan because no one is waiting for your book to be published
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. When it comes to writing, sometimes I feel like that guy looks in the picture above.
Normalize thanking people for their apologies instead of saying "it's okay"
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. Last summer my best friend left me waiting for over 40 minutes past our agreed upon meeting time in a parking lot in the blazing sun.
My best friend won't leave her house so I haven't seen her in two years
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. I haven’t seen my best friend Lynne in two years. The last I saw her was in February of 2020 when I spent the weekend visiting her and her family at her new house in Massachusetts, a month before Covid tore the world — and us — apart.
Opinion: Don't complain about your weight to bigger people
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. So, I’m a pretty big girl. I’ve recently started tracking my food and weight in an effort to start losing it, and last I checked I weighed in at 263.4 pounds.