Your Fresh Voice
All life has value, but each life must determine whether its own life is worth living.
I used to hate how my body would constantly send me pain signals. I resented how human I felt.
At long last, my lack of focus and aversion to following orders had gained me praise.
I never really know what abstract art is supposed to mean until I have it explained.
It would seem there’s a great disconnect between the ideal and the reality. But I am seeing now where that gap is bridged.
The incredible irony of spiraling into self-hate because I wanted to spread self-love was not lost on me.
The hardest people to love are the people who teach us to love unconditionally.
A vision came to me a couple weeks ago for a project I knew I needed to undertake.
If we can just renew our minds, we can create heaven on earth.
When it comes to shame, every person thinks that he is the only one who experiences it, or that she is somehow uniquely worse than everyone else.
I’m not sure it would ever be feasible to outlaw self-abuse or self-harm, but it’s worth imagining.
This is a way of reminding ourselves that nothing lasts, and that includes the problems we face or believe we face.
This weekend I bought a mattress. The one I’ve been sleeping on since moving into my current place belongs to my landlady, and it’s so soft that it has started to hurt my back.
Now and then, I need to clear some space -- maybe even start over.
We know there's plenty of negativity in the world without reporters making it worse.
These people had nothing – and still they were grateful to be alive. They were celebrating.
Gratitude is, like many things, about perspective.
Pump out as many articles as possible to maximize my paid time, right? I just can’t do that.
“My joy is in correctly receiving the challenges of the day.”
No politician on the planet gives a damn about people who don’t vote.
So much of life is beyond our control. But if we can accept that, we can have peace no matter what may come.
I believe we all have something powerful to give if we just remember what makes for the foundation of greatness.
A man (or woman) who wants to be happy will choose to do as much for himself as he can.
If you ask physicists for a good definition of what time is, they will stumble with the question.
If you've never suffered heartburn, let me tell you -- it’s awful.
Living in California is more expensive than it was in Minnesota, and not just because moving out of my parents’ house means I have to pay rent each month like the rest of you.
This week, I’ve had a rather too-intimate relationship with fire.
USC cornerback Josh Shaw has confessed that he lied to the university about how he sprained his ankles.
When I moved here to California, I left behind about half the books I own.
Negative visualization is pretending you’ve lost something you currently have in order to gain greater appreciation.
What we’re touching upon is whether you set your thoughts on what you have, or what you don’t have.
As I’m beginning to write this article, I’m in so much physical pain that it’s hard to breathe.
Depending on the perspective and circumstances, the truth of what is experienced changes.
A study showed California’s cellphone ban resulted in a statistically minor drop in accidents.
Repurposing old things for new challenges is key to our society's ability to flourish and grow.
You may have a clear idea of where you’re going, but the universe probably has other plans.