4 signs of Addiction

Written by Johnny Mayo

This past year has been rough during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of us have been stuck in the house, dealing with multiple problems. Sometimes sitting and dwelling on those problems can be detrimental to anyone stressed out to the limit. This stress may lead some to other avenues of escapism. After a year, you may still not know that you have an addiction,especially, if you never dealt with one before. Drug and Alcohol addictions are the typical addictions people take most serious, but there are also many other addictions that can wreak havoc on your well being. For example, sugar addiction can cause severe weight gain. Then there’s gambling and retail addiction that can destroy your finances. Some addictions are looked at in a better light but they are all addictions. There are too many addictions to mention, but awareness is the key. These 4 signs of addiction could be an indicator that you may want to reach out for resources to help you deal with your addiction.

1. Cravings

We all have cravings. A craving for sweets or a new blouse once in awhile is quite normal. If you crave that same cake and new blouse everyday it can be a problem. Same thing goes for a drugs or Alcohol. The difference is that the latter can lead to erratic behaviors due to the brain alterations caused. Nevertheless, craving something everyday is a good indicator for addiction signs.

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Are You Worthy of Love?

Written by Marina Blocker

 My whole life I’ve been trying to prove worthy to be loved. first, it was with my parents, trying to be the most well behaved little girl. Then it was with my siblings, trying best to be the upstanding older sister by proving love for them and making sure I was there for them whenever they needed the most. Even when wrong things were done to me, or someone did not provide the same love and support provided to them. My own children took advantage of the love provided, though, I tried to be the best mom at school and home, they would often be disrespectful.

It was also friends, I wanted them to see the worthiness that was given for their friendship, so I would do anything in my power to show them that I really cared. Lastly, it was relationships, I would try to be the best girlfriend providing loyalty and being there for them in every way possible, even when compromising myself to make them happy. Even though they were doing wrong things to me or weren’t being good friends, being worthy of my love and loyalty, it compromised me.

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5 Things to Learn When Traveling to Egypt

Written by Johnny Mayo

Traveling to Egypt was a dream come true for my family and I. It was the summer of 2016. Our original plan was to travel to Athens, Greece and spend our whole two weeks of vacation exploring the ruins and eating gyros. Being tasked with finding airline tickets, after finding great prices to Greece, I decided to look into tickets leaving Greece to Egypt. Egypt was always a fascination to me. Just the thought of standing on the continent that is consider to be the cradle of humankind is important to me. The tickets were reasonable so we decided to book them. This would turnout to be the best decision of our life. Egypt isn’t just a tourist destination. It’s an experience that will change your life spiritually, emotionally, intellectually. So without further hesitation, 5 things you will learn traveling to Egypt.

 

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5 Ways to Eliminate Depression

Depression

Written by Johnny Mayo

These following 5 ways to eliminate depression really hone in on the major steps to improve your depressed state. Depression can take a toll on anyone at anytime in their life. Situations in life are completely uncontrollable at times and can make it seem as if your life is spiraling out of control. That in return can cause the most upbeat person to go into the deep pool of depression. Depression can stem from many issues, such as a death of a love one, Money problems, Loneliness, etc. Since the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have seen a spike in depression levels due to all of the above and the fact that no one is certain when it will be over or the lasting effects it will have on society in the long term. One thing that we can all do if we take the time out and notice that there are signs of depression, are to take certain steps to defeat this battle because it can cause havoc to the health of yourself and love ones. These 5 ways to eliminate depression will put you on the pathway to eradicating an enemy that can inflict us all at anytime.

1. Find Out Where Your Depression Stems From

Finding out where your depression came from is an important step in eliminating it. The reason this is so important is that you can try everything on this list, but it will only be a brief relief
from the underlining issue of depression. When you find the root cause of what it is and take steps to acknowledge it, you will be capable of moving forward. There are a wide variety of ways to
find this out. Most people choose to use a psychiatrist to help analyze their life. This can be a great tool because it allows someone from the outside to give opinions that are unbias towards
you, therefore making you more comfortable talking to them.

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Live to Inspire

Written by Johnny Mayo

The day I wrote this blog post it was another snow filled, cold day. Just laying in bed with my first of many cups of coffee. My son came in the room and asked me to help him with an essay he was writing for his English class that he was taking. Before the beginning of writing blogs, there was a time, and still is, when all my hobbies were dedicated to learning new technologies and programming languages. The obsession was noticed by my son so much that he began to learn how to program games and wanted to learn about technology so much he talked me into helping build a computer for him to use. Since then he has been in is room plotting on how to take over the world using a keyboard and mouse.

Now I have an obsession on how to create a thoughtful writing piece. He overhears me talking out loud to his mother and picks up a few ideas for his own blog. His new obsession is the same as mine. This is what came to mind when he approached me to ask for help with his essay. Admittedly, the title name came to me as a little cliché, but it fit perfectly with what these thoughts about my son were. My inspirations inspired him too. Of course a parent has to inspire their child to become something bigger than their selves. In the midst of providing that inspiration we do not get to recognize often enough due to life’s busy schedule.

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God of Kisasi (Part 1 Comic Book Series)

Written by Johnny Mayo

They say death is the beginning of life. I found that to be true the first time that bullet penetrated through skull into the cerebral cortex of my brain. The last thing I saw was darkness as my soul entered the abyss of emptiness. Before the darkness a wide range of emotions filled my soul. The fear of the unknown. The sadness of seeing my mother’s eyes turn lifeless as she drifted away in a pool of blood that flowed like water out faucet from forehead caused by the evilness that plagued the earth throughout her life. Her last tear and the attempted reach out to me for that final touch I couldn’t give her. As we both laid on the cold concrete watching each other’s body turn cold and lifeless, the last words we would hear were “Stupid niggers. Burn in hell.” The final emotion was anger. The feeling of anger so deep and burning, almost like a blood thirst for revenge. The same emotions brought me back to this god forsaken wasteland of evil. Revenge is what I lust. Revenge is what I will take. Who or whatever being brought me back to life wanted me to wreak havoc on those same evils who took my mother’s life. I feast on the blood of these racists cowards until I eliminate the heads of the organization that hunted us down like dogs in the street. Before my death they called me Dwayne Jackson. Now they call me Kisasi, the African god of revenge. The first time my soul drifted back to my lifeless body I held my mother in my arms as more tears covered her body then blood. “Oh, god, please bring her back to me! Take me instead.” That is the last time I felt sadness. The last emotion that made me feel human. The bullet lodged in my head is a reminder of last moments of life before the darkness. Read More

I Can’t Handle Rejection Anymore

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Written by Marina Blocker

I can’t handle rejection any more so I play it safe and don’t even try to complete any sort of advancements in life. It could be that I’m depressed also. I have quite a lot of anxiety these days. I’m so traumatized by all the let downs and losses that occurred due to bad relations with people doing me wrong. You try your best to be a good person by

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The Story of the Unwanted

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Written by Johnny Mayo

Lately, it seems that since the world has been afflicted with the a highly contagious virus, know as the Covid-19, we have all began to question the very essence of our lives. In ways that can be a great thing for a person to do. Being stuck in the house, looking at the four cornered walls in your bedroom can do wicked things to the mind. Using this time to reflect on your life can cause a host of emotions that will have you calling your father or mother upset and crying. When analyzing critical turning points within ones life it can help a person discover who they really are and what mistakes to avoid in the future. During this past year I have comet to discovered things about myself that were very depressing. My belief, though, is that a person can not truly move forward without coming to grip with these issues that we keep deep down inside of us. Much Like spicy Thai food, it eventually comes out in the toilet. The reason this piece is called the “Story of the Unwanted” isn’t because no one has wanted me in there life. The feeling of not being wanted has never crossed my mind in life when it comes to love ones, mainly because I am wanted by my love ones. At least, I mean, they never gave me any indication of anything different. The real reason for the title is the fact that I have never wanted to be wanted throughout my life. From a grade school child I avoided other children like the

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What is black love?

Written by Johnny Mayo

Ever since a child the meaning of black love was something that has been debated among many. In college, black love was always a conversation when a black couple showed affection in public with one another in the campus library during a study session. You can feel the jealousy in the air by the other black woman in the room who envied the “black love” that was displayed. Black love is sought after by many in the black community, but what is black love really? Is it a thought of just a black man and black women together? Or is it not just regulated to a heterosexual black couple? Can black love be in the LGBT community too? Can a black woman and another black women be in black

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