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Eating Disorders Epidemic

Alright, I’m calling out the media. I’m calling out every photographer, every talent agent, every director or producer, and every fashion designer. Not only that, I’m calling out every diet company out there.
Why?
I am going to tell you why.
I’m constantly seeing young children and teenagers on diets, trying to be rail thin and look like the supermodels on the runway or the actresses or actors on the screen. Not only is it the young kids that are having this issue, it’s also the adults. I’ve seen plenty of adults who are trying to obtain the “perfect body”.
Now I understand that there are plenty of people who are actually genetically skinny and can’t do much to change that. I understand that you have it rough as well, especially being asked if you ever eat or even if you are anorexic. I’m sorry that you are picked on constantly, but this is me against the media and the diet companies who are trying to define the perfect body.

I think when a woman, or guy, is trying to diet, they are being manipulated by the media into thinking that they have to look a certain way in order to get a job, acting gig, modeling gig, or becoming a singer. Honestly, that’s ridiculous.
I see no reason for it.
Plus, there’s a big difference between “dieting” and eating healthy. Dieting is basically getting rid of everything you eat and eating a carrot or saltine crackers, just to obtain the “perfect body”.
Eating healthier is getting rid of processed foods and eating more locally grown organic foods, which in my opinion is extremely better than starving yourself.

Be proud of your body shape. If you are pear shaped, apple shaped, ruler shape, or any other shape, you are beautiful just the way you are. I have an athletic apple shaped body, which means I have a very thick waist and narrow hips. I’m not overweight or anything, but if I want to be a model on the runway then they would make me lose a lot of weight. I am 5’5″ and weigh 140, and perfectly fine with my feminine athletic body. I don’t conform to the media’s ideas of perfection. And you shouldn’t either.

I’ve noticed that some countries around the world are trying to be like our society. Over in Greece, the voluptuous figure used to be praised. But now, the teenagers are trying to look like the supermodels and actors from the U.S.
I find this extremely sad and pathetic. I want to go back to the way things were. A time when everyone is considered beautiful and don’t conform to the media’s ideas.

You are all beautiful, so just be healthy and love your figure!

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Snowy Star filled Night Sky

In the dead of winter, as it gets colder and the snow continues to fall; you can see the stars still fill the night sky. The little shining stars peaking through the snow flurries.
Every night, no matter how cold it gets or how much snow there is on the ground, I love to stand outside in my pajamas and jacket. Why? You ask.
The reason why is due to the fact that it gives me an idea of what our ancestors got to witness. Over five hundred years ago, there was no such thing as a heater. Instead, they had a fireplace. And for the most part, the fireplace would only just keep one room warm while the rest dive into the cold winter temperatures.
Not only that, I am also fascinated by the stars. I have always loved watching the constellations in the night sky. I know almost every constellation there is. And when I was in high school, I took Astronomy. I wanted to look at the stars in the school’s small conservatory dome and learn more about them. I ended up having the best teacher of all time, and was able to pursue one of my hobbies in school while obtaining a very good grade.
Tomorrow night, when the stars have filled the sky, stand out there and just enjoy the breathtaking view. Our ancestors enjoyed the simpler things in life, as do I, and I believe that everyone can enjoy the simpler things in life and forget the technology that is taking over your home.

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Not the only Place in the World

Ever since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated with life on other planets and reincarnation. The amount of books that I have read have given me several ideas of who could possibly be out there.
Let me explain, I do believe that there’s a God. But I also believe in extraterrestrial life forms on other planets. Why, you ask? This is due to the fact that I believe that there’s an entire universe out there and there’s bound to be other life forms. The world is full of mystery and I love it. I love the bright side and I love the dark side of mystery. The entire universe is like Pandora’s box. Full of mystery. Things that most people are afraid of. But it intrigues me even more. I also believe that at one time, there were demigod’s like Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hermes.
“Why?” As you scratch your head trying to figure out how I can believe in all of this.
Remember a post that I had posted a few months back, “My Faith is in…My Love is in…”?
I had stated that I am a spiritual person, not religious. I am very open minded when it comes to this subject.
I can tell you all right now, most of my family, not naming names, don’t agree with me. In fact, they look at me with a strange look on their face. I’m completely different from most of my family, not only them but I am also unlike most people on this planet. I can’t label myself to one religion. Due to the fact that I don’t fully agree with one religion.
I believe in other life forms, I study ancient healings, believe that science and religion can coexist, ancient demigods, mermaids (yes, I said it and not afraid to be judged).

If an extraterrestrial came up to me, I would welcome them with open arms, whereas most religious people would shout, “demon!”
I never force my thoughts on this down someone’s throat. I just share my thoughts, and if they take it, then great. If they don’t, then that’s perfectly fine. Everyone has different views on the subject. But I believe that has to be other life forms out there. Our universe is way too enormous, and only having us as the only life forms is just insane.

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I Will Not Be Seeing Mr. Grey on Valentine’s Day…

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This Valentine’s Day, over a million women will be dragging their best friends or their boyfriends/girlfriends to the world premiere of the movie, “50 Shades of Grey”.
I would just like to apologize for my gender in advance. I truly am. I’ve read these books and hate them with a passion. As a writer, I was offended. There’s no creativity at all. The plot of the saga was all over the place, and a bit odd. I have a dark creative side that can be a bit kinky, but why would I want to share that with the world. That’s for me. I believe the author wanted to share her bdsm fantasies with the world, so this was the only way. Another thing, if you are going to write a pornographic book, do more research on how to write that type of subject.

I have currently heard from a few ladies, and yes some men, that Mr. Grey is a hunk of burning love. No, haha. I don’t see it at all. I know everyone has their own type of guy, but mine is not the metrosexual type. He needs to be a man’s man. The rugged, adventurous, spiritual, creative, smart, and has good hygiene. But I don’t want a man who gets manicures and pedicures…that’s just wrong in my book. Lorenzo Richelmy from Marco Polo is my type of man.

Recently, I had been reading a few articles about different things when I had come across the interview with Mr. Jamie Dornan. He had said, “He is not a real person. He is a superhero.”
No, no he is not.
There’s no way Mr. Grey is a superhero. I just don’t see it.
He’s definitely not my superhero. Mr. Dornan, please restate your comment and make it more accurate.

Finally, I would like to say; “50 Shades of Grey” is very unrealistic for anyone. It’s just a overpriced pornographic movie and that probably will ruin any relationship. I’m sorry, but if I caught my younger cousins reading this trash, I will take that book and burn it. I would tell them to read Gertrude Stein, Elif Shafak, or Nicolò Machiavelli. Those are real authors who have written stories of real subjects or even explored the fantasy world. On top of all of that, the books and soon the movie, are not good for young kids to read or watch. It puts an unrealistic expectation inside the kids mind. It shows them that being taken advantage of sexually will land you the person of your dreams. Like I said before, this movie is just an overpriced pornographic movie.

On Valentine’s Day, I am not visiting Mr. Grey. Instead I am going to watch a new movie and enjoy my time.

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Helping Third World Countries

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to help those who are in need. Once I obtain my bachelor’s degree in Global Health, I plan on going to different countries all over the world and helping the families. I want to clean up the streets and get rid of the landfills, provide healthcare, provide spiritual guidance and to also provide healthy nutritional food that is inexpensive. This has always been a dream of mine.

My heart has always been leaning towards helping others and also passionate about writing. I would like to have everyone take a moment and evaluate your lives. Here’s a few questions you should ask yourself… do you have money to pay your bills, do you have food on the table, do you have healthcare, do you have a roof over your head? Here’s another question, do you have a job? Do you have a family and friends? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you have everything you need. A lot of people in third world countries don’t have any of these things. Food can be so scarce. People lose faith. Healthcare is unavailable. And most people are living in the streets. I want to show them that someone does care and wants to help them. I want to show them that there’s hope. And to show them that there’s always a bright future ahead.

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Makeup or no makeup?

Today at work, my co-workers and I were talking about makeup and how much is used on a daily basis. Keep in mind, all of my co-workers are women so it is a bit strange sometimes. Now, all of my co-workers wear makeup, whereas I don’t wear makeup at all. A couple of co-workers just wear some mascara, eyeliner, and some lip balm; and a few others who cake on the makeup. I stand out like a sore thumb in the group of women that I work with.

Now, I’m not against makeup. Not at all. I’m definitely not lazy at all. It’s just that, I’m not a complete girly girl. If I get dressed up for a wedding or some party, then I would throw on a dress, play with my curls just a little bit and apply lotion and lip balm to my face, then out the door I go. I’ve decided to just highlight my natural dark features in a healthier way, without applying a lot of chemicals to my face. I’m also the type of woman who doesn’t take an hour to get ready for work or any other event. At the most, 10 minutes is how long it takes for me to get ready.

Now, I know that every woman is different when it comes to this, but I still don’t know why everyone applies a ton of makeup onto their face. I’m not telling you to stop rummaging through your makeup bag and putting on the makeup. What I am trying to understand is, why do you wear makeup? Is it to highlight your features or to cover up blemishes? I’m curious.

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Professional or not? (Curly hair in the workplace)

It is the 21st century and all of the major bosses of every business around the country have a strict dress code. Let’s go through the dress code requirements:
1. No dirty clothes/scrubs – Must be clean and not tattered (that’s perfectly fine).
2. Shoes must be professional and not everyday wear (again, that’s perfectly fine).
3. Hair is out of the face and clean ( that’s pretty obvious).
4. No jewelry (if you work in a hospital, airport, or any sort of job relating to those).

Those were just the main dress code rules and they seem to be very easy to follow. Now here’s the kicker; most bosses do not want an employee with curly hair. The reason being is that they seem to think that it is not professional. They would rather have you straighten your hair and damage it just for their sake.
My hair is insanely curly. Thick dark brown wavy- ringlets with natural copper highlights, that’s what my hair looks like. It is the combination of greek and jewish hair styles. It can get bigger and turn into what my friends and family call, “a jewfro”. And personally, I love my curly hair. I would never straighten it. I’ve straightened it in the past but it got damaged and that was a horrible mistake.
Now whenever I go to interviews, I always have the employer staring at my hair trying to figure out why I keep my hair like this. Then I, myself, look around and see everyone with super straight hair and not one curl framing their face. I will usually sense a pattern within the company and realize that they don’t want some curly haired person in their business.

Right now, I work at an outpatient clinic ( I will not state the name due to legal reasons), and they are perfectly fine with my insane curly hair. But not every employer will be overjoyed to see someone with curly hair coming in for an interview.
My advice, is to keep your hair natural. Do not damage it just for some employer. It isn’t worth it.