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Food: The Happy Herbivore

Halloween Candies for the Happy Herbivore

I’ve been meat free for nearly seven years now, throughout the years I have been committed to finding ways to enjoy my favorite childhood treats without compromising my values and choices. Recently, some of my favorite sweet treats have been “ruined” for me due to ingredients like gelatin; which is made with the skin, cartilage, […]

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Lifestyle

My 21st Year: First Mistake of Many

This is a quick story about how I went from basic black hair to looking like Frank Ocean to full on Joker in less than 24 hours! Recently, my Mom taught me the importance of being able to laugh at yourself, which was exactly what I needed to hear after making the most horrible mistake […]

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Lifestyle

The Writer’s Playlist

Hello, there! Welcome to another blog post! I’ve recently gotten a few new followers and I’d like to start off by thanking you for joining the conversation! My name is The Freed Sparrow and my goal is to create a space for open dialogue about issues not wildly covered by the mass media, an outlet […]

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Self Love

Healing Waters: A Short Letter

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.”  – Christy Ann Martine It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, a complex point-of-view that is captured into a single photograph. This moment would’ve never been captured had I not convinced my parents to […]

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Lifestyle Self Love

Wellness, Manifestation, and the in Between

Hello! Welcome back to another blog post!  A few days before I found out about Wellness Con, I had been doing research on manifestation. I’ve fallen and accepted the slight depression I’ve come into due to not knowing who I am as a person, which is an extremely condensed version. I’m trying to figure who […]

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Bookworm Lifestyle

The Introverts Bookcase

A continuous and ever changing book collection full of my favorite and recently read Young Adult fiction, Self-love, poetry, and all the books that I have comprised over the years! Disclaimer, my bookcase consists of both new and old works that have fallen into my grasp over the years. These reviews are entirely my own […]

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Lifestyle

21 Lessons for 21 Trips Around the Sun

Hello! Just recently I celebrated my 21st birthday with the most incredible flock of people that I know! Turning 21 was probably one of the most surreal moments of my life, because of how slow and peaceful the whole day had been. 2019, although unplanned has been a hectic, emotional, train ride that put me […]

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Lifestyle

Growing Together: Five Steps to Enrich Your Soul

1. Find What Brings You Joy Someone very close to my heart once told me, “Happiness is excellent, but you shouldn’t strive to be happy. You should strive to be joyful! Your only happy when things are happening in your life. but joy lasts forever.” So let’s start by answering the question, what brings you […]

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Lifestyle

Madness

If I could describe the month of March in one word, that word would be: wild. This month has not just given me a look into all that goes along with being an adult but the importance of allowing yourself the ability to step away when things get too hectic. A little over a week […]

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Lifestyle

Learning to Exhale

Our bodies are designed to run without any help. Your heart doesn’t think twice about producing the healthy blood that runs through your veins, and your brain is on a constant loop making sure all bodily functions are not only functioning properly but running smoothly. It starts to get complicated when you add feelings and […]