How to Survive Trump’s Presidency

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been millions of protesters lining the streets with “Not My President” signs proudly in hand.  Men, women, children, and even celebrities have joined the movement.  There have been more protesters than there were attendees at Trump’s inauguration.

While I’m all for protesting and exercising one’s First Amendment right’s, the fact of the matter is he is our president.  And he’ll be our president for the next four years unless impeached. Continue reading “How to Survive Trump’s Presidency”

The World Peace Myth

We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is.  A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace.

World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible.  World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses.

There will constantly be political disagreements, violence, corruption, and war.  Though these events are tragic, they help and push us forward.  They inspire change, education, and anomalous victory. The Civil War helped to abolish slavery and also created crucial military equipment that we use to this day.  Granted, no war or act of violence has a joyous effect, but each tragic event has a silver lining.  I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.  Without the tragic death of 18yr old Samantha Koenig, police would have not been able to catch notorious serial killer, Israel Keyes.  Now Key’s will not be able to harm anyone again and there will be justice for his previous victims.

Though world peace may not be attainable, we can strive for a more peaceful world.  We can make this world a little less chaotic if we are willing to discard our stubborn ways and listen to the ways of others.  Communication is key and right now we are lacking open and peaceful communication.  This world is truly beautiful and so are its people.  We may not have the ability to generate a completely peaceful world, but we have the ability to communicate love and change.

“O” is for Overreaction

“But maybe I’m just overreacting.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have repeated this sentence to myself.  I could have had my whole life savings stolen, filed a police report, and then claimed that I was ‘just overreacting.’ Continue reading ““O” is for Overreaction”

Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter.

It’s a campaign that arose from the tragic death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012.  It’s a movement that has sparked this nation.

People are either strictly for or against the social movement. Continue reading “Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter”

Barbie reaches new heights…and weights this Thursday

On Thursday, January 28 Mattel launched a brand new line of Barbie’s.  This new line sets itself apart from the standard blonde, tan, and thin Barbie dolls that have graced store shelves for the past 57 years.  The new line actually features Barbie’s of various skin colors, weight types, and heights. Continue reading “Barbie reaches new heights…and weights this Thursday”

Turning a Negative into a Positive: The Needed Movement

I was watching the news the other night and I realized there were no positive or uplifting stories.  I think sometimes we, as a society, focus solely on the negative aspects of life.  Research shows that negative stories and feedback have a much greater impact.  They require people to think and feed into the relevant controversy.  According to Stanford University professor Clifford NassContinue reading “Turning a Negative into a Positive: The Needed Movement”

Racism Still Exists

It almost makes me laugh when people say racism no longer exists.  As long as there are people on the planet- racism, sexism, etc. will exist.  The fact of the matter is, we are judgmental and prejudice people.  No, not all of us are complete and radical racists.  But we all make our own judgments about others based on appearance and behavior.  Continue reading “Racism Still Exists”

Rosa Parks: A mind made. An achievement made.

This Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks courageous act.  On Dec. 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama Rosa Louise McCauley Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.  Her simple yet great act molded Mrs. Parks into an iconic symbol in the Civil Rights Movement for years to come. Continue reading “Rosa Parks: A mind made. An achievement made.”