I absolutely love the idea you are bringing forth about starting a program that helps teenagers and young adults find jobs in order to prevent them from joining gangs. Your idea is strong, but I would really focus on revising this and looking for grammar mistakes. Having fluid sentences is what will make the people on the school board consider…[Read more]
I didn’t hear about this movement until reading your post and I think that it’s a great idea if put into practice, and it definitely seems like people are putting this into practice. I’ve never noticed a pin on anyone, but I will definitely keep my eye out for them now! This is very interesting, good job!
The benefits of meditation are almost endless, from stress relief to decreasing the intensity of severe depression. Studies after studies show primarily how meditation is healthy for ones wellbeing and data
This is interesting and I can understand how both sides of the argument are valid and solid arguments. I personally don’t know if I think legalizing marijuana would be beneficial or not. I think you made solid points though, like how cartels can just turn to other drugs to traffic if marijuana is legalized. Good job and I think you have good…[Read more]
I really like this article because I have thought for a while that our country has a growing problem in obesity due to the overwhelming accessibility of fast food. A part I found very intriguing is towards the begining when you also stated the benefits from the fast food chains, instead of solely stating the downsides, such as a source of jobs for…[Read more]
In researching about the benefits on one’s mental health from meditation, I found several studies that show numerous reasons as to why meditation benefits all kinds of people. In the first article I read, “
Gigi, I agree with your post stating how beneficial mediation can be in our everyday lives. We are constantly targeted by stress and anxiety each day at school and with the implantation of yoga or meditation our ability to focus would increase and our anxiety would decrease. Alleviating as much stress as possible out of our everyday lives will allow much more production to come from the endless hours we spend in school.
I agree! While I recognize that not everyone will want to do yoga I do maintain the belief that having some time to vent frustration, anxiety, sadness, and other things of similar nature is extremely important.
I love what you have to say here! This is pretty beneficial to me as a musician and performer who struggles with performance and generalized anxiety and depression. I have found meditation to be the best reliever of my anxiety and yoga has been amazing in teaching me how to cope when life gets difficult. It’s obvious how much research you put into this article and your writing reflects that you have a clear understanding of the subject. Nice work!
I thought this was really cool. I have read multiple studies on how helpful meditating can be, and I’ve always found it so interesting how putting a small window of time away to meditate can affect so much.
I find it very interesting that people have had benefits from meditating. i have tried it before and never got much from it. I also only did it one time so its probably a process that has to be repeated a few times to get a benefit. Maybe what I was doing also didn’t help. I should have maybe researched the subject before trying it out of the blue.
I like what you wrote it makes me very interested in researching the subject.
I am thrilled about your essay “The Mind and Its Benefits from Meditation” because I didn’t know yoga and meditation can naturally solve mental problems. I thought it just relax one’s brain and go on about their day. One thing that stood out to me is, “Meditation helps students expand their capacity to think in class which allows them to retain more information.” Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you know your stuff and contain useful information for readers.
Gigi! What a great essay topic. I personally love meditation and yoga. It’s great to know all of the positive impacts it can have on one’s health. It’s amazing to know all the impacts it can have on your body but also your mental health. It was very fun and interesting reading about this topic. It was also very well written! Great Job!!
I think the topic of veganism is very intriguing and I personally believe that being vegan can be beneficial your own health, to our environment, and it prevents factory farmed animals from being further abused and tortured. I think that if you had enough money to buy the large quantities of vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc, then being vegan would be…[Read more]
This is an interesting topic especially because I didn’t know before that there is a movement dedicated to staying home from work for immigrants. I think in theory this is a good idea, but I actually agree with Maddie that, while I don’t personally support trump’s policies, I don’t think he is taking aim at all immigrants. I don’t think he is…[Read more]
I actually really like this research topic because I do find bees very interesting and crucial to our environment. They’re such small creatures yet they have a huge impact, and I think the first step to keeping the bees safe is to understand why bee population is declining in the first place. I think it’s very interesting that there is CCD is an…[Read more]
I completely understand why you see romantic relationships in middle or high school as a distraction because, yes, on top of academic work and extra curricular activities and so forth, adding the dating aspect can distract many from what society views as most important, like grades/gpa, etc, but I do not agree with the fact that they…[Read more]
Many people are constantly being yelled at for their constant humming, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that people who hum don’t even realize when they are humming. There are many reasons for hum
I really appreciate this and how you depict depression. I think this was very accurate and I agree with what you said. I think that, not all, but a lot of people these days are claiming and blaming their “depression” for any bad decisions they make because it’s easy to blame you mistakes on something that you can’t control. I think a lot of people…[Read more]
I think that this is very beautiful and the fact that this can be interpreted in so many different ways for different people is amazing. I like the structure of your poem a lot and it flows wonderfully and makes the ideas stand out and become more dramatic. I really enjoyed this and I hope that you write more poetry!
I really appreciate this poem. I love poetry and I love it even more when there is a distinct writing style that is fluent and also meaningful. Thank you for sharing this because I can gather that from this that you can feel suppressed and I love how you relate this feeling to a pine cone. I love the line you wrote that says “I do not know their…[Read more]
Hi Cami! Thank you so much for this piece of writing because I didn’t know about this illness, and it inspires me that you would talk about this publicly. I think people need to be more aware of what others are going through or at least treat them with kindness and with no judgement because we never know what someone may be battling with. I think…[Read more]
I agree with you jessica! It’s really amazing how such a simple thing powered by solar energy can dramatically change the lives of people in Sierra Leone. I think this idea is very cool and has the potential to change so many lives by giving people the resources to be in good study conditions where people don’t have to be paranoid of being sexually abused.
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