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Tool for improving speech abilities

From personal experience, in order to improve your speaking fluency and pronunciation, you need to hear your own voice. We are accustomed to our own voice, yet we can’t actually hear exactly what we sound like to other people. Even when practicing speech exercises, I couldn’t understand what I was doing wrong because I sounded the same to myself. When we can truly hear our own voice, we can pinpoint the areas that need to be improved.  In order to hear your own voice, rather than recording yourself and playing it back, you need a tool that allows you to talk and listen simultaneously. My elementary school speech pathologist advised me to get a PVC elbow tube pipe and use it...

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How to workout consistently

Consistency is needed if you want to accomplish your goals. “Without commitment, you will never start. Without consistency, you will never finish.”  Working out is often difficult because progress is delayed and timely. We often want instant results and give up if we don’t see any. For me, I started working out to not only keep myself healthy, but because it was a stress reliever. I wanted to make working out enjoyable, not a chore. To me, the hardest part of working out is the process of getting myself ready and to the gym. To make this easier, I prepare my clothes out on my desk. When my gym gear is visible, I am more likely to accomplish my workout. Make...

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How to organize your life.

I have recently come to the conclusion that stress is not stressful if you have a plan. Basically, you are always going to have stressful situations in life and deadlines, but if you are organized and don't wait for the last possible second to get work down, you avoid the worst part of stress. I have so much going on in my life right now from starting school again, class president duties, homework, student gov. responsibilities, online college classes, applying to colleges and scholarships, work...

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Welcome to The Real World

During the COVID pandemic, I really got into working on myself and prioritizing a happy and healthy lifestyle. I started posting daily quotes on my Snapchat private story for over 400 days. But only 20 people were seeing my daily posts and most of them were just skipping through them. So basically I was posting my deep thoughts and revelations to myself. I know I’m young and haven’t experienced much, but I’m certain what I have is important to share with more than 20 inactive people.  This website has posts of inspiration, my favorite workouts, shopping finds, and recommendations that I truly swear by. I want this website to be the source for my daily reflections and gratitude that connect people...

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#5 Quote

"You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you." -Dan Millman We can’t choose the way we think, but that doesn’t mean we should feel guilty about this. We forget that as a person we can still communicate with ourselves and self-reflect on what we want from life. This gives us clarity in our thoughts. Every day you will have thousands of thoughts all jumbling around in your head. What matters most is which thoughts you give attention and power to. By redefining your perspective and opening your POV, you are able to take control of your thoughts. A great book called “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz changed my perspective on how...

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Best healthy pancakes

I have made these pancakes multiple times and they never disappoint. The recipe can be adjusted to be vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc. Definitely check it out. Takes little time to make as well. I always add chocolate chips or M&Ms to my pancakes! Here are the Nutrition Facts for the exact recipe without adjustments: Here is the recipe and ingredients ...

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Speech Exercises

A speech impediment is a condition that impacts one’s speaking fluency, pronunciation, or tone. It is often helpful to have a set of speech exercises that you do frequently. Repetition and practice of proper pronunciation and fluency can help make your speaking clearer. I have linked below 5 great videos and articles with tips and exercise you can use to help improve your speech clarity.  7 Exercises To Improve English PronunciationSpeech Active is a great interactive website to help with speech clarity Mouth exercises for CLEAR SPEECHThe Path of the Voice series videos Speech Exercise: Tongue Twisters ...

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The Feeling of Public Speaking is a Roller Coaster

Speaking in front of people is an important skill that is used in relationships and careers. Many people become anxious and stutter when presenting. This feeling is normal. I am a confident speaker and enjoy presenting, yet every time before, I get that nervous pit in my stomach, and my palms get sweaty.  Think of public speaking as a roller coaster. Before you get to the highest point, you anticipate the rest of the ride. You let your mind overpower and all of your thoughts get jumbled together. When you’re on a roller coaster, most people don’t scream on the way up. The screaming takes place on the drop-down. On the ride up, all of your fear and emotions are locked...

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Silk Pillowcases

Silk pillowcases claim to be gentler on your skin and hair while sleeping. According to Sleepy Silk, the 9 benefits of sleeping on silk are the following: More breathable fabirc that allows for yout skins hydrationA smooth creaceless sleepBetter hairCooler materialCleaner becuase silk is antimicrobialGood for sensitive skinSoft and comfroabekPreventing bald patchesLess sweat Don't get me wrong, these benefits aren't proven and could just be a bunch of myths created to improve silk pillowcase sales. These 9 tips are from a silk company so they have bias lol. Click here for a Washington Post article on silk pillowcases for another perspective. I personally have used silk pillowcases for the past 8 months and have noticed an improvement in my sleep. Specifically,...

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Personal Public Speaking Tips

Here are four basic tips I've used to improve my speech impediment. I am no expert on this topic, but personal experience does teach a lot. Tip 1:Awareness: you can’t improve something if you don’t know what that “something” is. Record yourself speaking so you can watch your mouth move and hear your own voice. By listening to yourself, you will become aware of your exact word pronunciations. By being aware, you can now take action. I have also used an elbow tube from home depot as a telephone so I can hear myself speaking.  Tip 2:Don’t hide from the uncomfortableness. The more you put yourself out there, the more experience you gain. For example, by participating in clubs and extracurriculars...

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