Rethinking the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs was originally created to combat dangerous and uncharted territory. Between drug use and the illegal drug trade a new problem erupted on the streets of America. President Nixon declared the war against substances in 1971, then increased federal funding for drug related agencies and imposed harsh and mandatory sentences for drug crimes. Forty eight years later we have enough empirical evidence … Continue reading Rethinking the War on Drugs

Daily Inspiration: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for Future Generations

Modern technology has made our lives so convenient that we have forgotten that these conveniences come with consequences. Tons of plastic is being dumped in the ocean to the detriment of sea animals and our ecosystem. We are actively polluting our own environment and slacking on what could potentially be life saving measures for future generations. The average American produces up to 5 pounds of … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for Future Generations

The Church is a Habitual Line Stepper

The line between church and state is blurred—almost into obscurity. Religion permeates all rhetoric surrounding American democracy and culture in general. Although this country is a melting pot of sorts, it is vehemently Christian. Hints of religion are everywhere: on money, the allegiance pledge in school and in speeches made by public officials. Bible teachings are specifically referenced to bestow a moral compass within us … Continue reading The Church is a Habitual Line Stepper

Daily Inspiration: Stories Come Alive Through Art

Kseniya Simonova is an artist from the Ukraine with a unique perspective. She creates live animation stories by using sand. Her talents were brought to America in the show, America’s Got Talent and completely captivated the audience and the judges. This incredible performance just relays how art imitates life and how telling a story can evoke so much emotion. Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Stories Come Alive Through Art

The Sordid Dynamics of Love: Monogamy vs Non-monogamy

Relationships are complicated entities that are well worth the experience. There’s no doubt that interactions between us conjure up chemical impulses that make us feel good, bad and everything in between. And yes it’s true, sometimes people prefer to share those impulses with more than one person. We’ve been taught that monogamy is pretty cut and dry; you fall in love and spend every day … Continue reading The Sordid Dynamics of Love: Monogamy vs Non-monogamy

Daily Inspiration: Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Solomon Haufano was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. After several long hospital stays he began to get a little bored and that’s when he discovered Michael Jackson videos. This five year old put some pep in his step and danced his way through the rest of his treatments. No matter what life throws at you it’s important to enjoy each moment as if it’s your … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Daily Inspiration: Born With a Beautiful Soul

Adalia Rose is a vivacious 12 year old girl who was born with Progeria. Progeria is an rare genetic condition that causes children to age at an accelerated rate. The average life expectancy for a person with this condition is only 14 years. Adalia brings light to everyone that sees her with her glowing personality. She is sassy and has a zest for life that … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Born With a Beautiful Soul

Daily Inspiration: Know the Vote

It’s officially election season and the games are about to begin. Regardless of your personal party affiliations it’s important to know who and what you are voting for. There are currently 23 Democrats that have declared a run for the 2020 presidency. Voters of all ages are encouraged to vet candidates that best reflect their interests and policies that will serve them. It’s important to … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Know the Vote

Daily Inspiration: Pay it Forward This Mother’s Day

The International Rescue Committee is an organization that helps people in their most desperate time of need. Whether the devastation comes from conflict or disaster, they are there to give people resources to pick up the pieces and start over again. They are active all over the world, but currently doing the most work in places that experience the most turmoil: Syria, Yemen, Bangladesh, Myanmar, … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Pay it Forward This Mother’s Day

Daily Inspiration: Good People are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Good friends are hard to find. It’s important to remember to show appreciation to the ones who are here for us in times of need. That helps us weed out those who are just acquaintances or even less than that. In today’s video a lion is saved from twenty hyenas by another lion from his pack. He shows his extreme gratitude at the end when … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Good People are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Daily Inspiration: There’s Always a Silver Lining

The body is a tremendous vehicle for carrying us through the day to day, but when it breaks down, life comes to a standstill. Selma Blair is an actress who is widely known for her roles in cult classics in the 90’s and 00’s. She recently opened up about her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and how it has changed her. MS is a degenerative disease … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: There’s Always a Silver Lining

The Catch Twenty- Two of Religion

Faith is the cornerstone of existence. Believing in something greater than oneself and living with a moral compass is the basis of a religion. Thousands of years ago, society needed answers where there were none, religion provided that. It’s been a great tool to stay centered and spiritual but it also proved it can be harmful to its followers. Masses of people need something to … Continue reading The Catch Twenty- Two of Religion

Daily Inspiration: Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a form of meditation that requires you to sit quietly for 20 minutes twice a day. The technique was developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a spiritual guru who saw the health benefits and pushed to legitimize the practice. In today’s video, people who have put TM into practice speak on how meditating has helped them change the way they respond to … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind

Daily Inspiration: Live With Less, Experience More

Joe Hawley is a former NFL player that decided to change his life. After selling his home and giving away all his possessions, he bought a van and ventured off the grid. Hawley travels around the 48 states, seeing what this vast country has to offer. In today’s video, he explains what this level of freedom means to him and how liberating it is to … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Live With Less, Experience More

Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

The mosque attacks in New Zealand killed 50 people and injured many others. The tragic loss of life in Christchurch was met with immediate condemnation. The Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has pulled the country together with immense empathy and promises of tighter sanctions on assault weapons. In today’s video students in the Christchurch community showed their respect and solidarity with the Muslim community by performing … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together