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Let me start by admitting that being a student is challenging. There are countless deadlines, assignments, group projects, and more. But that’s just the academic requirements. I haven’t even mentioned that students also have to try to maintain a healthy social life,...

How to Use Mindfulness for Motivation & Self-Development

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This strange world that we inhabit is constantly becoming more distracting. With that comes the struggle of being mindful in this fast-paced environment. We tend to forget about the little things and become less aware of essential attention that our minds and bodies...

How to: 25 Hacks to Self Discipline

How to: 25 Hacks to Self Discipline

Do you ever ask yourself this question: how can I have more discipline in my life? The key point is that self-discipline starts in your mind. And if you want to get anywhere in life, it is essential to acquire it first and foremost. Like a muscle, it gets stronger...

6 Powerful Strategies for Being a Better Communicator

6 Powerful Strategies for Being a Better Communicator

We are all communicators by nature. For many, it can be an attribute that runs in the background going largely unnoticed. But when improved upon, proper communication can enhance nearly every facet of our lives. No matter your aspirations, expressing your thoughts...

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The People We Leave Behind

I was six years old when I learned to forget important people. It started with Michael, who exists now only as a memory that I struggle now to hold on to. Michael was my best friend for my first two years of school. I remember vaguely learning to read alongside him, one of us stepping in to help the other with a new word if we were struggling. As far as kid friendships go, I think Michael and I had developed a pretty good one. I remember the day we decided that we were best friends.

Then on a day like every other, my mom told me that I would be changing schools. I couldn’t have realized how transformative this experience would be. I do however remember asking what would happen to the friendships I’d developed. To which my mom responded that we would try to keep in touch, but that I would make new friends at my new school.

In the years that followed, I changed schools five times. The friendships I left behind were never enough to sway the decision in any meaningful way. By the time it got to me, the decision had already been made. The relationships that I had formed — relationships that would go on to form my understanding of relationships in general — were mere casualties of the move.

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