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Inspiring, aspiring and empowering

Junior Achievement strives to help young kids be successful. It’s not just another ordinary youth organization designed to get kids off the street. This particular organization mentors and guides kids by allowing them the opportunity to see how major companies and businesses are run and operated through entrepreneur programs. I myself participated in the program in my teens and it has helped me decide my future.

it’s a great organization for youth who are unsure of their future with great opportunities to gain life-long work ethics and transferable skills that would benefit them in the long run.

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Pain makes people change, Anticipating Kid Cudi’s new album

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“Learn from this, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Hell does have an exit, and I found it. For those who are still looking for a way out, I left the door open and I’ll be waiting for whoever wants to grow with me.” – Kid Cudi

The Man on the Moon is back, Kid Cudi. He has been a very hot topic on the internet as of late, due to his addiction problems and finally getting the help he needs. Cudi has always been pretty open about his alcohol and drug abuse for years now and what he is battling with. He has talked about his mental health issues as well: how he has suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts for a long time. In a 2013 interview, he spoke about how his fast and unexpected fame drove him to his abuse of many substances:

“I had a problem, I think with any addiction you have to be ready to make the choice, whether it’s cigarettes or anything. You have to just commit and you just have to stick with it. I stopped everything cold turkey. When I had my cocaine problem I stopped cold turkey, I didn’t go to rehab, I don’t believe in these things. Some people need the extra help, not me.”

Last October, three years later, Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab. He shared this information with the world via Facebook on his decision to check himself in for his struggles with depression and suicidal urges. Below is the attached link to his post:

Kid Cudi October 4th, 2016.

This decision to get help by checking himself into rehab went viral. Countless artists appraised him for seeking help and gave their support. Stars who admit or reach out to others that suffer from mental illnesses make us, “normal” people realize that we are all one. Cudi’s honesty and ability to be open with everything shows strength, even if he questions his own strength at times.

“Always say how you feel because you never know if you’ll get the chance again.”

– Kid Cudi

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It has been known that some of the most creative/talented minds suffer from illnesses like depression or mania. However, when artists are at their very lowest points in life… This is sometimes when their most creative ideas spark, like a beautiful flash of lightening on a warm summer night. Artists have been know to isolate themselves when they are in a certain mindset, “their zone” or whatever it may be called.

Kid Cudi took time away from the limelight, walked into rehab, and in his own way isolated himself… In the best way possible.  So the news of Kid Cudi releasing an album this month is really exciting news, and people around the globe will be checking it out. Titled, “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’”.

On December 16th the release date for the digital version is to be expected, followed by physical copies available the following week on December 23rd. And news has it- there will be some epic features on this album. Such as André 3000 (credited as Andre Benjamin), Pharrell, Willow Smith and more. Many fans are excited about this very, verysoon release. Cudi is inspiration and has said so many inspiring things that really make you think. Below is an attached recorded interview and quote from him that hits you right in the soul… Whether or not the release of his new album is a hit or not, Cudi is still one gifted artist, with a lot of depth and wisdom.

Kid Cudi expresses life as a star, the battles and the importances of complete honesty 

“People say that bad memories cause the most pain, but it’s actually the good ones that drive you insane.” – Kid Cudi

 

4 Ways To Love Yourself Before A New Relationship

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We’ve all been there. You know, dating numerous times and it doesn’t work out or being in a long-term relationship and it suddenly ends. This can leave you with extreme heartache, a whole bunch of insecurities, and just feeling like crap about life. I know what it is like to want to find the strength to move on with your life and I’m going to tell you how I did it with four ways to love yourself before a new relationship.

  1. Spend Alone Time With Yourself.

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According to Psychology Today, there are seven  stages to grieving a relationship and this is step seven, “redirected hope”, or what I call moving on with your  life. Some people discourage spending too much time alone but I find it really helpful when learning more about yourself. I found that spending time with people took my mind off of the situation for a few hours then when I’m alone, I’m usually crying myself to sleep. Being alone also gives you time to figure out what you want when it comes to relationships going forward.

  1. Compliment Yourself

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Admiring characteristics about yourself is a way to realize your worth and what you will and won’t accept in a new relationship. After a three-year relationship, I realized that I had good work ethic and I will no longer tolerate relationships where I was the only one who had it. Even if the compliments are as simple as looking good for work or loving your hair, they all count. I’m not saying be over the top narcissistic, but one a day should work.

  1. Take Yourself Out

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This is similar to spending time alone with yourself but in public spaces. For a long time, I found going out alone to be awkward and lonely. But, as time went on I realized I had a really good time with myself. It does take courage to step out alone but it definitely reassures that you can be your own party. You can do all types of activities such as going to the movies, going on picnics, shopping or going to dinner. Elite Daily states that relationships with yourself is crucial to building healthy relationships with others.

  1. Develop New Hobbies

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Finding new interests was the most effective for learning to love myself. I realized that there was nothing that I liked to do and that caused me to be entirely too wrapped up in relationships I previously belonged to. Trying new things developed into hobbies for me that I even do today. After a breakup, learning to DJ was something that I developed an interest for and I use it as a skill in my career. This also gives you something to do in spare time when you may feel a little lonely. Lifehack.org list 50 possible hobbies that you can try and can bring you closer to loving yourself.