THE MONTH OF MAY

With it being the first full week of June, I thought it’s now a good time to begin a new segment in the Chocolate and Politics register: monthly favorites. In order to break up the philosophical, profound blog posts with something a bit lighter and easier to digest I am introducing a monthly roundup ofContinue reading “THE MONTH OF MAY”

THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE

My relationships are one of the most important aspects of my life. Each relationship I have is different, bringing a new perspective and sense of joy into my life. At the same time though, relationships can take a lot of work. There are always disagreements and sources of tension which leave a pit of despairContinue reading “THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE”

NEW YEAR, SAME ME

Welcome back readers of Chocolate and Politics. Here we are again, the beginning of a new year, a fresh start full of endless possibilities and resolutions. Many of us will spend the next few weeks carrying out big plans of ‘spending less money’ or ‘eating more vegetables’ or ‘reducing screen time’. Common resolutions inspire thoseContinue reading “NEW YEAR, SAME ME”

IS ASTROLOGY VALID?

Astrology is something I have always been deeply fascinated with. It is something that I personally hold ties to, for much of current westernized astrology holds deep roots in Vedic astrology which “contains within it the rich spiritual traditions and myths of ancient Indian culture” (Pamela McDonough). Astrology was consulted when my parents got marriedContinue reading “IS ASTROLOGY VALID?”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES

** This post may be triggering to some struggling with/recovering from an eating disorder or those who struggle with depressive/self-harming/suicidal thoughts. If this is you, please take your own health into consideration and explore my blog to find other posts that may be better suited for your mental health at this time. ** If youContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES”

MY SIXTEEN BY SIXTEEN

Last weekend, on December 13th, I turned sixteen years old. I got plenty of wishes from my friends and family and had the time to celebrate with dancing, and cake, and dressing up. I really enjoyed my birthday, and for girls in America, sixteen is a big one. However, it also made me realize howContinue reading “MY SIXTEEN BY SIXTEEN”

DATING IN HIGH SCHOOL

In case you aren’t in high school, let me explain to you how dating in high school is both the same and different than dating in the “real world”. In high school, there are a number of status symbols and things that make you look good that shockingly, don’t solely encompass materialistic items. If IContinue reading “DATING IN HIGH SCHOOL”

5 WAYS TO TURN AROUND A BAD DAY

Bad days are apart of everyone’s life. Some days something happens that puts you in a bad mood, and other days just have an “off” feeling. For me, if I am upset about something, big or small, it’s easy for me to ruin my entire day. Sitting around and being upset is okay sometimes. WeContinue reading “5 WAYS TO TURN AROUND A BAD DAY”