Why does Stuck With Me Now Have Wise Words?

Wise Words is a page here at Stuck With Me Now. It’s been a few month since the page was added  to the site and I thought it was time to explain to you guys why I included it.   What is Wise Words?   First and foremost, it’s a page with quotes. It is a place where I share with my readers my favorite quotes. Each month has a different them; for example, this month’s theme is ‘Quotes from Books,’ last month it was ‘Motivational Quotes.” You get the…

Ending Illiteracy

This my final installment of post on women’s illiteracy. For those of you who are new, a few weeks ago we began a discussion about illiteracy and how women make up a majority of that population, but also how educating women is the first step to ending poverty for many families. You can read the full post on women’s illiteracy here. Ultimately ending illiteracy is an important cause and many organizations are working for that exact goal. Last time, I shared some information about SHARE in Africa, an organization based in…

What is Guidance?

I’m going to take a break from women’s illiteracy today and just discuss a topic that has been a bit prominent in the past few weeks.         Lighthouses will guide you to land, but who guides our youth to safety? Teenagers have so much on their plates, especially high school students. Every day, we work towards securing our futures- going to school, taking standardized test, playing sports. Every second of every day is filled to the top with something. That is stressful by itself. Now lets add…

Helping Hands: Making the Difference

I know I usually write really long articles, but I’m going to avoid doing that today. I think keeping it short and sweet will help me get my point across. Hopefully a shorter article will be helping my readers as well. Sleepless Nights So, I don’t sleep very well some nights. That’s probably not much of a surprise. I certainly wasn’t surprised when I found myself unable to fall asleep last night (I had taken a nap after work that probably messed up my sleep cycle), but I was surprised…

Changing Lives: 2 Easy Fundraisers

Hey guys!! Continuing with the our theme of women’s illiteracy, I want to share 2 easy fundraiser ideas that are perfect to help raise money for this cause. Organizations like SHARE in Africa are able to continue helping girls in Africa mainly due to monetary donations made by people like us. The 2 fundraisers I will be talking about are not particularly “new ideas,” but they are perfect for school or church organizations, and individuals plus they are super kid friendly. 2 Easy Fundraisers Yard/Garage Sales: I think every suburban…

Pokemon Go Ahead, Get Outside

Pokemon Go is a lot like the Kardashian family – whether or not you’re a fan of it, you can’t seem to avoid hearing about it. Pokemon Go has been all over the news in the past week, and for good reason; Pokemon Go took only five days to become the most downloaded mobile game in United States history. That achievement is shocking enough, but when you stop to consider that Pokemon Go also requires players to physically go outside and walk, the game’s success seems downright impossible. Why We…

Changing Lives: SHARE in Africa

Continuing our discussion on women’s illiteracy, I would like to talk about SHARE in Africa. I mentioned before that part of our discussion will be about organizations that are helping to eliminate women’s illiteracy today. How it Began This organization was started by one girl with a vision. “It all began in May 2008, when fifteen year-old Shannon McNamara was planning a service trip to Africa. She learned about the gender bias that prevents many girls there from getting a quality education, and she was determined to help.” Shannon helped girls…

Which Lives Matter?

In the wake of several police shootings, the #BlackLivesMatter trend on social media has erupted once more, and for good reason. Several young black men were needlessly shot by police officers who had no motive to do so. Let’s not forget that Dylan Noble, a young white man, was also fatally shot by police. Not Up For Discussion I’m not going to talk about whether or not those officers had a right to shoot those men. They didn’t. Even if Alton Sterling had possessed a gun, there is no way…

Changing Lives: Women’s Illiteracy

Hey guys, I know social issues are usually Donovan’s domain and Thursday is my Changing Lives day, but let me assure you that this post on women’s illiteracy is in the right place. Over the next few weeks I am going to be posting about service projects, charities, and fundraisers that all support ending illiteracy for women. Before I start sharing those, I thought that I would open your eyes to this problem we will soon start solving. Most of us in the U.S., especially those who are reading this…

Seizing Control of Anxiety and Depression

Talking about anxiety is confusing for most, mainly because there is a huge difference between anxiety and worry. I’ve been worried plenty of times before, and it’s never bothered me. It’s a natural part of life. Anxiety is not natural. It does not present you with that same logical “cause and effect” relationship that worry does. When I was worried about my final exam for chemistry, I knew that it was my fear of receiving a poor grade that was causing my distress. When I found myself twitching uncontrollably on…