Because I Care About Being Real, Not Popular

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In my unpopular opinion, I think some people including myself need to just shut up and start listening more to each other. It is when we are silent that we gain the most knowledge. …


Can Love Conquer Fear?

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have made an intentional effort to keep in contact with more of my family members as well as some of my friends. …

I find peace in sitting still by a lake observing the beauty of that moment. It is in those moments that life unveils itself. Photo Credit: Melanie J.


I Am Awake But Not “Woke”

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“I am sick of cancel “call-out” culture. It gives people a false sense of power and dominance over others.” — Melanie J.

If I had a major presence on social media, I would be preparing myself to get cancelled after completing this piece, but I am not in that space…


“Waiting For Her Moment To Be Free”

Imagine de Brigitte makes custom works from your photos, thanks a lot from Pixabay

Rest in Peace Operations Finance Manager for she hath done what she could during this phase of her life. The headstone was beautifully crafted from the finest blue and grey granite that money could buy. …

Are You Bad Company?

Spooktober Week 3 Prompts: Heavy on solitude

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I am not a twin, so I was inside my mother’s womb alone for 9 months and though I don’t recall those months of solitude, I can only assume that I was quite content. Then, I became an only child because my parents…


Hate is Unnatural, Love is What We Need

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I have watched Charlie Chaplin's speech from the end of the movie The Great Dictator countless times, and each time I have seen it, it awakens powerful feelings in the depth of my soul. It is quite ironic that a thought-provoking speech from a satire about Adolf Hitler, one of…


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entranced divine soul
sever the conditioning
and know thy true self.

If I were to ask you who you are, what would your answer be? Would your answer include aspects of your personal identity like your name, your profession, and a list of your hobbies? Perhaps some of you would…

It Starts with You

Imagine by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change”

Songwriters: Glen Ballard / Siedah Garrett



Photo Credit: Melanie J

thrilled by life’s blessings
be grateful for the lessons
they promote our growth.

Life as complicated as it might seem can be made simple by knowing and accepting that everything that we do, all the people that we meet, all the paths that we have traveled are filled with both…

Melanie J.

Writer with a deep passion to spread positivity, inspired by the flow of nature. Email:

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