The Body Feels Better When You…


Wahoo! Let’s talk about self-care in detail a little bit here.

Ways to promote self-care:

  1. Exercise – Boost your levels of endorphin’s by channeling some exercise into your daily routine. Whether it is taking the stairs, walking to work, or intense cardio, exercise is one way to promote self-care. It will leave you feeling fresh and fine!! The more fitness, the happier the mind, soul, and body will be.
  2. Taking care of your outward appearance – This may sound contradictory, but the better you take care of yourself with showers, tooth brushing, etc., the better you will feel about your outward appearance. Do this not for anyone else, but yourself. If you dress better, and in something you feel comfortable in, you will spend less time pondering how to look and feel better.
  3. EAT. EAT. EAT. – You can always resort to eating foods that are better for you, and just by eating in general. Your body lives off of the food you feed it, so naturally, you should feel inclined to satisfy its’ needs. Try staying away from greasy foods, and try to stay natural. The better you eat, the better you will feel.
  4. Drink MORE water – Now, there’s no need to dehydrate yourself from drinking too much water, but drinking more water is always the key to feeling more energized, feeling more focused, and feeling better about yourself. Even try tea, because water sometimes gets boring. I would also recommend throwing some fruits or some veggies into your water to give it some flavor. Herbal tea is an excellent solution to water, as well. Most of your body is made up of water, so may as well hydrate, right?
  5.  Finding proper stress-management techniques suited for your own unique self – This is more of a personal one. But, finding ways to combat your own anxiety and handle life as mentally prepared as you can, is difficult, but an important aspect of self-care. The goal of life is to be as de-stressed as possible, so make an effort to find ways to beat your stress in a positive way.


    Aichan Tewahade

Life Hack #2: Count Them Up

Count them up! That’s what I say about blessings, count them up ALWAYS!

Remembering where you came from, aka your humble beginnings are where you should begin counting your blessings. The very fact that your parents conceived you into this world and gave you life is a blessing.

Take a minute to breathe, be mindful. If you are not sure what being mindful means, it means being present, aware of your CURRENT surroundings, taking a minute to focus on your current reality, and taking a breathe between every cluttered thought that is running through your head. Listen to the odd sounds of your neighbors stepping around their apartment, to the snow falling down, to the taste of your coffee…embrace being here right now at this very moment. Embrace your life, as you sit here, hopefully breathing in and out, appreciating every aspect, including the messes within your life. Now, exhale. Do not hold that breathe in too long, that’s not the point of this article! đŸ™‚

In about every Snapchat story DJ Khaled exclaims either, “blessings, on blessings, on blessings,” or “bless up.” Whether he understands the concept of blessings is beyond me, however, he brings up a good point.

Turning off your cellular devices and technological devices, and breaking life down to its’ bare minimums is what mindfulness requires of you. Now, you can buy books and read up on this mindfulness stuff. Hey, do not feel embarrassed I have one too.

This book serves as a reminder of how important it is that I realize that every waking minute I am alive I should be grateful for. Similarly, I realize how important and meaningful every second I am alive is.

We all forget to be grateful from time to time, forgetting to thank whoever it is we would like to believe is our god that we are grateful we are alive today, right here, right now.

So many lives are ruined and destructed by the ugly parts of this world, as violence and warfare are being used as weapons against humanity and an excuse for power and dominance over others.

Our lives could be, hypothetically ruined, or taken away from us in any minute. This is why it is so important to me that I count my blessings at least once a week. I am so grateful for the job I have currently, the ability to have been able to attend such a prestiguous university, the roof over my head, the laptop I am currently using to type this article, and most importantly my overall health and well-being. Not all of us are blessed with the things I have listed above, making it much more important to me to remind myself of my blessings daily and that things could be much worse.

Personally, I keep a “Blessings Jar,” where I write things that made me happy every day that I can remember to do it. At the very beginning when I began this little project, it was difficult and almost fake, writing down all my blessings as I took these for granted every day. But, as I began getting into the repetition of doing this, I slowly began to take a look at my beautiful life and flip a new perspective in my life.

It is easy enough to forget your blessings in this fast-paced society, which constantly tugs and pulls at your attention. Instead of looking at the shallow, materialistic things we appreciate, I’ve found that I needed to search a little deeper and look at the things that truly matter to me, which were the unmaterialistic things, such as my health, my education, my relationship with my parents and my brother, having such a tight knit family, and the ability to smile every day that I am alive. Smiling, just like breathing, is something we all forget to be grateful for.

Take a closer, more thorough look into your life and find the blessings that are disguised amongst all the clutter. In every “bad” situation, there is something positive outcome you can take out of it. Remember, even when it is so hard to, that there is always a silver lining to every situation, action and reaction we encounter in life.

Remember, you are blessed NOT stressed!


Aichan Tewahade

Growing Pains: Liberate Me

Be the most genuine form of yourself. It’s liberating!

As difficult as it may be sometimes, as we are constantly changing and growing, being the person you are and feel at this very moment is something one must learn to do as we grow into different stages in our lives.

How you genuinely spend your days alone is no one’s business and does not dictate the person you are.

Being genuine means honesty, which is the ultimate form of kindness and genuinity. You will be surprised how much love will be in your life when you begin embracing every bone in your body, and begin being honest with the most important person in your life, yourself.

This genuine person is the real person behind all of your Instagram posts, and perceived outward images.

Who are you when you are all alone?

Who are you today? Who are you tomorrow? Will you be the same person? Will you be happy with yourself?

The amount of love and happiness that will come out of being genuine is incredible. Plus, feeling like you have no shame or anything to hide or lie about is a liberating aspect of unleashing your true self. Unlimited amounts of happiness and love is not hard to attain, if you are living for your own self, free of labels, or societal expectations. This should also bring a sense of stability within your life, as you will not be constantly changing who you are for others. And, any source of stability is a blessing in this world.

Finding yourself at any age and embracing the person you are at this current moment is a hard feat for anyone, including myself.

But what I have learned is that, if you stop basing your image of yourself based on what others are doing or what they think, and do what you truly want to be doing, you can find a genuine sense of self. This applies to any aspect of your life.

Living a life based on what you want others to think of you is toxic. Constantly spend more time embracing yourself and celebrating yourself.

Days may be long and challenging as you try to find out what you truly want in this world, but finding peace within yourself is one way to combat the chaos of our society.

I stand by the idea that anything you do with your friends, you should feel comfortable doing by yourself. Finding that genuine side of yourself will allow you to embrace the idea of independence, find a drive to live your life as you would like to, and allow you to comfortably spend time alone, rather than always in a group setting.

Completely isolating yourself is not the goal of finding yourself. You need to be able to find a balance between being with friends and company, and making time to spend time doing what you love.

You should love every aspect of your life, just as you should love every aspect of yourself.

Embrace your soul and be a soulful, passionate person that you were put on this world to be.


Aichan Tewahade

How To Sneaker 101

Timeless, chic, yet effortless is the idea going into this Spring and Summer 2017 season.

Sneakers are in, for both males and females, worldwide. Sneaker corporations, such as Adidas, Vans, Nike, and Puma, have made an epic new comeback as sneakers have become a fashion statement for everyone, males and females included.

The effortless look of a sneaker will be a great way to dress down a rather chic, more nighttime look. Sneakers with jeans, sneakers with dresses, sneakers with trench coats…basically sneakers with everything goes this season!

Sneakers have become a fashion staple, as comfortability is also in this season.

Fashion icons, such as the Kardashians, Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Miranda Kerr, and Karlie Kloss have been spotted utilizing their sneakers to freshen up their looks.

celebrity-favorite-sneakers-00 Similarly, for all you guys out there, rapper Jay-Z, actor Chris Pine, fashion-mogul Kanye West and actor Robert Pattinson have also been caught sporting this trend. This trend is huge for not only women’s fashion, but is a fashion-forward statement for men as well.

Kill two birds with one stone, when purchasing your next pair of sneakers, as you can wear your sneakers to class or to the nearest gym. They serve more than one purpose, as reusable basics are in as well this season. You can find sneakers at your nearest retailer or online for a reasonable price, depending on how much you are willing to spend.

Be comfortable and chic at the same time, and take advantage of this season’s laidback look. You can throw away those uncomfortable dressy heels and trade them in for a pair of straight comfort.



Aichan Tewahade

How To Make Work More Fun

UGH. BLAH. BLECH. We all get it….we all hate going to work, and even the idea of working kind of sucks.

Every day that we have to go into work there’s that little voice inside the back of your head telling you to call into work sick, come up with some malignant lie about how your grandmother is dying in the hospital, etc. Here are some ways you can make work a little more enjoyable:

  1. Befriend your coworkers – Being in an environment with friends can make all shifts seem shorter and less grueling. The more friends you are able to make at work, the more enjoyable the job may seem. Cracking jokes and asking your coworkers questions, or simply just treating them like they are your friend, will assist in making work seem more of a fun environment than just a workplace.
  2. Put in 100% effort when going into work – As backwards as this seems, keeping yourself busy with mindless actions can help the day go by faster. Pick up the slack of your other coworkers, and find new things to do around your work space that can help both you and your team.
  3. Think of all the other things you would not be doing if you were not at work – Literally, what else would you be doing/? I know I’m not the only one that does not want to move or crawl out of their bed in the morning just because you have to pee. Most of the population does a version of Netflix and chill, or just hang around doing nothing.
  4. Think of the money you are making – Money, though it does not dictate much, is necessary to survive in this world. Think of all the money you are making, as you contrast, what you would be doing at home not getting paid.
  5. Find a decent paying job that does not require overtime hours to make a living – Being paid strictly minimum wage is rough, especially when the perks are not so enticing. Try finding a job where you can make tips, which will increase your pay just a little more. You could also just find a job that pays more than minimum wage, try shooting for something that may be a reach. Everyone needs to make a living, wherever you decide to work, make sure to weigh out the pros and cons of how much your pay is, and whether you feel as though you are getting paid evenly for the work that you put in.
  6. Try to stay at a job for longer than six months – Constantly trying to find a new job, because you are bored of your other job, or got fired, etc. is draining. Job hunting is a hard feat as it is, and finding the perfect job is not quite realistic when you are just trying to make ends meet. Having to be trained at nine different new things, having to meet new coworkers, having to figure out the ropes of a new job is ultimately tiring. Finding a steady long-term job will help decrease levels of anxiety about every aspect of working. Once you’ve learned the ropes of a new job, stick with it for a while. Sticking with a job can come with rewards, such as bonuses, wage raises, and a great recommendation.
  7. Figure out what you are good at – Figure out what you are good at and stick with it. Find a job that lines up with your interests and is not extremely stressful, because it is not something you excel in. Finding your niche can help set you apart from other workers, and show your team where the best position to utilize you is. Once you’re being put to good use, you will find that the rest of your team will have less anxiety, as you will excel in that position, and the compliments will be flying out the door.
  8. Messing up sucks – This is slightly negative, but you will make mistakes anywhere you work. It is impossible to be perfect, and yes, everyone knows how much messing up sucks. The longer you are with a company, the less likely you are to make mistakes, as you begin to master your work environment. Take the constructive criticisms as what they are, not as a dictator of what you are worth. Similarly, the longer you work somewhere, the easier it is to overcome your mess ups and hopefully joke around about your mistakes in the past.
  9. Communicate with everyone on the team – Learn to communicate with others on your team. The more you communicate, the less likely there will be confusion. Speak with your manager if you are feeling like you are being scheduled too much or too little. If you need a favor, tell your other coworkers what you need from them. Ask, talk, and communicate – these are all things that will make work much less painful.
  10. Be on good behavior around the owner – Being on good behavior in general is a must in making your work experience much more enjoyable. Being in the good graces of your owner or management staff is something that you will realize is vital is maintaining a job, getting good recommendations, etc. Management is who you report to generally if you are beginning a job, they are constantly watching to make sure that you are the right fit for the job. Keep things professional with less jokes, less side banter, less complaining. Focus on your job and doing it right when they are around. This is a time, where knowing your niche and showing off your skill sets will benefit you. Do what is asked of you.
  11. Bring a positive attitude to work – Do not be that person that is always incessantly complaining about doing a job that they applied for, knowing the criteria and what is asked of them. Be positive and bring a good energy to work. This will help time go by faster and help the team maintain a level head if someone is having a bad day. If you started on a bad note, try to recuperate and end things on a good note. Having a good perspective on the idea of working, and trying your best to make it enjoyable with positive energy, will do more than just help your coworkers feel better. It will honestly probably score you more tips. A happy, positive environment is an environment that customers enjoy.

The Perks Of Living An Honest Life

Some people are good at deceiving others, while others are unable to lead a lifestyle full of lies. It’s completely up to the individual how you choose to go about living your life, as it is YOUR life.

How you gain fulfillment from life is unique and a different experience for each and every individual.

With that said, you will lie more than once just to save your ass every once in a while. The guilt really eats you alive, though, which then leads to guilt, which often leads to self-destructive behavior.

Honesty is hard to come by, but why lie? After a while, you can never remember or keep up with your lies. You begin steering away from not only being yourself, but you begin to embark on a journey of discontentment and behaviors that are unlike you.

Once you start, it may be hard to stop, depending on how you decide to handle the situation. Best advice? Just don’t.

Chances are you will always slip up and the truth eventually always comes out, even when you do not mean for it to happen and have been working so hard to conceal it. Having an acting gig as a full-time career is great when you are a part of movie productions, but not when it comes to establishing a genuine, happy, and fulfilling life.

You gain so much out of being honest that lies become a distant memory. Honesty also saves you a lot of time, steers you from troublesome events, and allows you to truly embrace the the reality that is placed in front of you.

Lies are messy, and they are a disaster. Hurricanes and natural disasters are dangerous, but so is a life spent living a lie.
Lying steers you away from being able to find yourself, as your lies become your life. Nothing about you becomes genuine, as people will begin losing interest in unproductive habit.

Though honesty may seem more intimidating than meeting your biggest celebrity crush or idol, it is the best form of damage control, if you want to avoid future problems. And, the problems will only become bigger, overwhelming, and uncontrollable.

Do not be selfish and misuse people’s trust. Live a life that you can be proud of, not a life that is completely bogus. I guarantee you will end up being more unhappy than you were before you told the lie to begin with.

Honesty is an act of courage and can be viewed as a reflection of a person. Hold yourself to a higher standard. Do not just stop lying to those around you, but also stop lying to yourself. Unless you are trying to end up lost in the Sahara Desert with no food or water, let the bad habit slip. Even the smallest white lie will catch up with you.

Trying to find your inner happiness? It does not start with lying. Do not fret though, young grasshopper, today is a new day and there’s never an expiration date on changing your habits.

Finally, if you do not want to be lied to than do not spend time lying. Give honesty, and you will receive it.


Aichan Tewahade

Funky Times

Feeling stressed, bored, and incredibly blah? I know the feeling. These days are actually inevitable, as you just wake up and can not really seem to be able to overcome this lack of satisfaction and passion for life.

UGH is the word I would use to describe my moods on these days. The sun can not shine every god damn day, right?

These days are the days that you just need to ride out, take up the bunghole, and just accept. You hate them because they’re challenging, and I also hate these days, because it’s just that much harder to get out of that funk.

At some point, you will overcome the funk, but until then, you just have to ride it out and do the best you can.

My best advice is to keep fighting and keep trying, as things may not go your way for a while.

How to get out of the funk? Well, that’s a question that I can not answer, but only life can answer for you. How you react and choose to handle your funky moods is the only way that you can control aspects of your life that you are unable to control.

There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel every day, even when you’re in your funks, as things can only usually get better if they’re so bad.

These small glimmers of hope and unexpected shifts of happiness and gratitude are what help me get through my funky times. We can all make our lives seem perfect, and many of us mask our moody times very well and discretely.

The worst part of your funk is the uncertainty of how long the hard times will keep slapping you in the face. It truly just depends, because funky times can last longer or shorter than you ever expected. The worst part? It is COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR CONTROL.

If you’re feeling like your life is out of control, don’t worry you’re exactly where you need to be at this exact moment. Worry some, but do not worry too much. If you’ve made it this far, you’ve made it 100% of the time. So, the odds are in your favor.

Don’t let the funk become you for too long, but sometimes embrace the funk, ride it out, and know, at the end of the day, you will be okay. Keep your hope alive and never forget to try!


Aichan Tewahade