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Articles by N. Paola Gutierrez

Anxiety and I met in high school, she would visit me every once in a while depending on the circumstances. She was annoying but nothing I could not handle. She left me for a while and I thought I would never hear from her again. 

Being grateful is the key to life. The more grateful we become, the less we need. The less we want because we already have a lot. We have health, shelter, close relationships. What else can we ask for? 

Fear is an evil shape shifter that takes over and makes decisions for you.

We allow fear to become stronger as we become weaker. Fear and insecurity suddenly became best friends, and you are not welcome to make decisions for yourself.

Moms can make you break into tears quicker than onions. This is to say that moms make one vulnerable to a need for approval. When your mom is disappointed you assume you are doing wrong. These magical enchantment moms have over their kids should be measured. 

Mom and daughter relationships are critical. Imagine someone tells you they do not speak to their mother, do you consider it a red flag? It is odd to not have a basic relationship with your mother. But how good of a relationship can you have? 

Teens isolate themselves due to the effects of social media.  Social media has become a tremendous part of a teenagers life. It is rare to meet a teen who is not on any social sites.

Teens who use social media are becoming an isolated generation. This ties to body image and addiction.

People are skeptical about feminism because they do not know the real definition, leading to misconceptions. 

According to Bell Hooks, in her book “Feminism is for Everybody,” she claims “Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.” 

The reason why he wants you on the pill may differ, for example, he disapproves of condoms and requests you to be on the pill so he can stop wearing them.