This is something every parent should hear, regardless of politics.
Be brave, rise strong.
The current state of affairs in the United States has been the subject of much finger pointing. With pointed fingers come: blame. We blame the other party, the inaction of the senate, the constitution, corruption, and everything in between.
The words are always there to express your feelings and the next breath will always be taken and the heart will continue to pump blood no matter how much you request it stop. We don't always want to say these words or take another breath or more importantly recognize the meaning behind this fear.
You see, not all vulnerability is good for you - sometimes the wise choice is to tune in mindfully, heal the painful vulnerability that is raw and get on more solid ground before making the big, bold move.
This is the thought that crossed my mind as we packed up to leave Florida last Friday. I'd just spent a week on the beach with my family and dear friends, away from the noise and distractions of everyday life. Finding joy in the beauty of nature, the laughter of my kids, and quiet moments with my wife.
Just as in sports, where you warm up before actually playing, it's a really good idea to "warm up" before sitting down to work on your college essays. By gradually preparing your mind and body for the more vigorous activity ahead, you'll put yourself in the right space to maximize the quality of your essay-writing session. So here are some tips on how you can create a good writing warm-up for yourself.