Author Archives: arkadn

It’s Okay To Say No Without Feeling Guilty

One of the most difficult things for women to do is to say, no. We have been socialized, taught, and trained to always think about others needs. It has been drilled in us since childhood, to be polite, don’t be … Continue reading

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Attitude Check!

I have found that attitude is everything. It affects the way I perceive things, my experiences, and my engagement or lack thereof. If I have a negative pessimistic attitude towards something, then I am less prone to want to perform … Continue reading

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Where Have Our Creative Minds Gone?

I sat in my bedroom and watched an episode of a popular TV show called “Shark Tank.” It showed an 11 year-old child who’d created a business selling dog treats. I thought to myself “wow how creative of him.” It was … Continue reading

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Guilt and Shame

The word guilt has such a strong meaning and can make people react and respond in various ways. To feel guilt is to feel bad about something, to be heavily weighed down and ashamed. When a person feels the emotion … Continue reading

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You Are Not Suppose To Be Perfect

The concept of perfection is a myth. Yet, it is something that many people keep striving to be and trying to obtain. Trying to be perfect is an unrealistic and unobtainable goal. What does it mean to be perfect? Can … Continue reading

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The Value of Life

Is one person’s life more valuable than the other? Does one person have more of a right to live than someone else? After watching a movie I began to question how a person could devalue another’s life. I found the … Continue reading

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Living With the Voices in My Head This is a great Ted Talk about how one women’s perseverance helped her to overcome a diagnosis that many would say is the Mecca of mental health disorders. I was truly inspired by … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs Sleep

Everyone needs sleep. Sleep is the time that our body takes to repair all the damaged cells that we have in our body. Without the proper amount of sleep you will not be able to adequately function at work, school, … Continue reading

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Being Grateful

As I sit here and watch my family open up their Christmas gifts, I am grateful. I am grateful to have such a loving family. I am thankful for all of the many blessings God has bestowed upon me and … Continue reading

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Stay in Your Lane

This past Sunday my pastor delivered a very powerful message. A key thing that I took from his message was to “walk in your specialized field.” As children of God we are considered special to him and he wants us … Continue reading

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