A Little Valentine’s Day Safety Tips

Safety is probably the last thing on your mind as you pick out your perfect red outfit, matching heels and jewelry. After all, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love and romance! Many may receive the perfect proposal, others will walk down the aisle and unfortunately some may become the victim of a potential […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner. 1. King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin. […]

A List of Things to Learn About Life

With 2017 coming to an end, every year, I find myself in awe at how much I have changed, how much I have learned, and how little I know. It’s humbling in the best of ways.   It’s a reminder that many of my day to day certainties are far less concrete than I think, […]

The Science of Topaz

Topaz also aids verbalization and is excellent for meditation and living according to your own aspirations and views. It helps you recognize truth and wisdom and where exactly you have strayed from your own truth. It is a great choice for the time when we want to understand our entire life, when we want to […]

What’s so Special About Topaz?

  All in all, topaz has been said to relieve greed, frenzies, insanity, hypocrisy, envy, intrigue, disease, injury, sudden death, sorcery, negative magic, lunacy and all disturbing emotions. It is said to soothe, heal, re-motivate, and bring the wearer strength, loyalty, beauty, protection, healing, weight loss, joy, generosity, abundance, wisdom, enlightenment, knowledge, good health, virtues […]

The Mystical Powers of Topaz

*The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, most of which came the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors about before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information. For advice about any of the […]

I’m So Conflicted

I’m so conflicted with the flurry of sexual impropriety claims that have been lodged lately. While all victims should be heard, my concern is the assumption that all allegations are true, despite what the accused has to say doesn’t come without serious ramifications. Some have admitted to these acts, others have not, which leads us […]

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.” While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern University measured the happiness levels of regular people […]

Be Inspired With These 30 Quotes

While it’s often a difficult concept with which to grapple, change is inevitable. People don’t always have the courage to change or the serenity to accept constant change. Sometimes we try to stop change from happening; we’re content and comfortable, and the unknown is disconcerting. Other times, we look to induce change — in the […]

Reading Out Loud Will Help You Retain That Much More

It’s a well-known fact that kids learn to read by speaking words aloud, and only later are they able to channel that brain activity into a silent internal monologue. But in terms of what goes on in our brains when we read silently, not much has been known.   Now a group of Italian researchers […]