A personal narrative on the aftermath of my sixth and most severe concussion, my fall from grace, and ultimately, the death of my victim mindset.

I. Prelude

To be honest, Seau and Hernandez gave me quite the scare.

For a long time, I believed this was my burden to bear.

But alas, my recent endeavors have made me aware,

That this journey is my gift to share.

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II. Impact

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A short story about my Grandma’s battle with Alzheimer’s

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Harsh fumes from burnt snickerdoodle cookies engulfed the living room, but the fighting had finally stopped.

As I fight for fresh air in the smoky room, I stretch out my legs, cover myself in a fuzzy blanket, and slouch prostrate onto the living room couch.

Finally, a moment of peace.

A short, unnerving, insecurity driven, embarrassing, hair-tearing, love story

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I want to rip my fucking hair out!

A vanilla candle illuminates the beige walls of my bathroom as I stand on my furry blue bathmat lost in my own reflection.

I peer into my dark brown eyes. They glare back at me. Taunting me.

I look away and gaze…

Here are lessons to learn from her ascent

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As the writer of The Hand Maid’s Tale, Alias Grace, The Edible Woman, Surfacing, and many other literary masterpieces, Margaret Atwood has used her uncanny ability to delve into the oppression of women to develop an astounding collection of fictional literature.

Yet, as talented as Atwood is, she admits to…

A doomsday narrative

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(Part I)

Lost in my research, I lean forward hovering over mounds of data scattered across my desk.

As I complete my final calculations, my heart races.

"Oh my God. OH MY GOD!" I wail audibly.

No calm down. One final check, Walter, don't get ahead of yourself.

Sorting through…

Rising from nothing, achieving the American dream, and losing it all; lessons from the rise and fall of Ted and Christy Ngoy

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After escaping the brutal conditions of Pol Pot’s communist Cambodia, Ted and Christy Ngoy defied the odds, became multi millionaire entrepreneurs, and lived happily ever after.

Until they lost it all.

Here are some lessons from the rise and fall of the Donut King and Queen, Ted and Christy Ngoy.

The Plight of Immigrants

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Absurd murders, inspirational journeys, heartless betrayals, heartwarming moments, tragic failures, and a few sure-fire laughs. Top writer in fiction.

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