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How To Train Your Mind To Think Victory, Not Defeat

Remember, you become what you think about all day long. You wake up with it, you walk around with it, you go to work with it and you go to sleep with it— eventually you are going to act on it, good (positive thoughts) or bad (negative thoughts).

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Protect Your Energy!

"No matter where we go, we consistently challenge ourselves and others to live a healthy, purposeful and positive lifestyle. Aim to have the goal of leaving whatever space you enter more loved, motivated, inspired and passionate."

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Choose To Be Grateful!

"Even though gratitude is something that should be felt year-round, it becomes extremely pertinent in our lives during the month of November. In the season of Thanksgiving we ought to take the time to think about what we are truly grateful for."

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Finding Happiness And Success Through Daily Habits

Humans consistently search for achievement and steadily crave progress to reach a peak mentally, of what I like to call happiness and fulfillment— the highest of high.

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Faith It Until You Make It

Whether it’s your career, mate, lifestyle, or finances having a strong belief that what you want will manifest is the most important step toward conquering your goals. When you don’t believe it’s impossible but when you believe you can achieve.

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Three Simple Ways To Combat Stress And Adversity

Life is an up and down rollercoaster but does it have to be? Is there a state of homeostasis that one can achieve to avoid the downs of emotions like pain, stress, and fear? We’ve all heard the saying before; “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it,” but what does this mean? How can one truly see the value in this statement let alone apply it to their lives during times of adversity when it really counts?

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You Are A Priority!

Raise your hand if you are guilty of putting your wants and needs aside to fulfill other tasks at hand or to make sure your loved ones are taken care of first. So very often we forget about the importance of taking care of ourselves. Remember, you can’t fully give 100 percent to others without making sure you’re whole first. The most important and valuable relationship that you will ever have is with yourself. Way too often I see people putting their own care on the back burner because of other “priorities.” This year, take time to set precedence for yourself by focusing on your mind, body, and soul.

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The Greatest ‘Present’ Of All

"The greatest gift has already been given to us and should we choose to receive it— is each present moment of our life. We don’t have to spend hours in the mall to find it or use Amazon Prime to ship it either; it’s already given to us each day that we wake up"

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Memories Don’t Die

Our past, present, and future are all linked through memories. This is how traditions are passed down and future decisions are made. We often hold on to the past because it means something to us. Always make the decision to create amazing memories for they never die.

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Don’t Live Your Life On Autopilot

Are you truly living or are you simply existing? Are you in the driver’s seat or are you living your life on autopilot? Does life happen to you or do you make life happen?

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How I Discovered Mental Peace While Running 26.2 Miles

Hitting the “wall” refers to the point where the human body depletes all of its “stored glycogen and the feelings of fatigue and negativity, which typically accompany it.” Glycogen is a carbohydrate stored in our muscles and liver to give our bodies energy. When the body runs low on glycogen the “brain wants to shut down activity as a preservation method, which may lead to negative thinking,” causing the well-known “wall.” I realized this was a test of true mental fortitude.

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Four Ways To Be A Positive Force In The Lives Of Others

“Some people think they don’t matter enough to make an impact on other people,” Grossi says. “This is because they might not see the full extent of the impact they make because one action can set off a chain reaction that reaches far beyond the starting point.”

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Susan G. Komen Maryland Promise Ride

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Susan G. Komen Maryland is hosting their 4th annual Promise Ride at South River High School in Edgewater. This event raises funds to fight for a cure for breast cancer, supporting survivors.

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Carver Vocational Technical Teacher Starts Campaign Of Positivity

Baltimore City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2018 may already have a leg up on the award for 2019. LaQuisha Hall, who teaches 9th grade English at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, started a campaign that both students and teachers alike are citing as a positive way to kick off the new school year.

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Baltimore Artist’s Colorful Mural Transforms Poe Houses Basketball Court

A bright, freshly minted, attractive mural that promises to pump excitement into Poe Homes Apartment buildings in Baltimore has transformed the neighborhood basketball court. The project is the work of Baltimore artist Wendell “Supreme” Shannon, whose art career was inspired by the legendary Charm City artist, Larry Poncho Brown. Volunteers from Baltimore were joined by people from as far away as Atlanta, Charlotte, and New York and set to work. The result is a geometric abstract painting that includes several vibrant colors, which Shannon says is intended to promote positivity, energy and optimism

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Delegate Adrienne Jones Vying To Become Next House Speaker

“Delegate Jones has been a member of the Maryland General Assembly since 1997, representing the 10th Legislative District of Baltimore County. On January 9, 2019, she was once again unanimously elected by the full House of Delegates to serve as Speaker Pro Tem.”

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Grants Aimed At Helping Treat Older HIV Patients

After listening to healthcare providers, advocates and aging individuals living with HIV, officials at Gilead Sciences, a California-based biotechnology company that focuses on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV and other viruses, said they realized more resources were needed to address their needs.

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Dr. Patrice Harris Sworn-In As American Medical Association’s First Black Female President

In June, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). She is the first African-American woman to hold the position.

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Eight-Year-Old Maryland Girl Wants Kids To ‘Watch Ur Words’

In between balancing school, homework and filming, eight-year-old Janiya Williams finds time to encourage, inspire and motivate other children to “Watch Ur Words,” on social media platforms.

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Using Lessons From Their Past, Youth Advocates Work To Strengthen Baltimore’s Future

For 13 years, as a Maryland-DC regional leader at Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., Craig Jernigan has adhered to the nonprofit organization’s “no eject; no reject” policy to provide young people who might otherwise be incarcerated with tools to succeed— at home and in their communities.

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