Life of Polly

Simple Tips for Living Your Best Life

Category: Life

When Being Strong is the Only Choice You Have

You walk this life thinking you’re the only one who’s ever felt pain. You act like this world just surrounds you and no one has ever experienced anything remotely close to what you’re going through. You’re caught up in your own little world you haven’t bothered to stop and see that there are people around…

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Stop Telling Me I Need to Have Children

What is everyone’s obsession with having children? Why must this be such a mandatory task in life? Last time I checked it wasn’t a means of survival or a measure of the quality of life. So why must you pressure me into thinking the only way to truly live is to have children? I am…

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How to be a Considerate Human Being

There shouldn’t have to be a guide on how to be a considerate human being, but after some recent interactions, I’ve begun to realize that maybe this is exactly what the world needs. Somewhere along the line it seems that people have lost their considerate traits that make them caring, helpful, and respectful humans of…

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Protecting Yourself from Human Trafficking

After nearly getting scouted into human trafficking, I have been interested to learn more about the warning signs if you’re about to be kidnapped and if the person you’ve encountered is one who is involved in this type of criminal activity.  Many of the articles I came across only mentioned signs of a person who…

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Let It Go & Let It Be

It’s not about what life throws at you. What matters is how you deal with it. From one moment to the next life changes. From highs to lows we remain in control of how we react to every event, every situation. When times get tough reach your hands out high to the sky and whisper,…

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The Journey You Hide

Show me a someone who’s making it on their own Let’s see how you struggle to survive Who pays your debts Guide me through the trail Which you’ve proven your worth Everyone has a breakthrough Everyone has fears Everyone needs help at times But let me see how far you’ve come This life wasn’t made…

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What Does it Mean to be Brave and Have Courage?

Some of us stroll through life without taking many risks. Some people just stick to what is comfortable. They are too afraid to step into the world of “more risks more rewards.” They would rather be comfortable in their day-to-day lifestyle than try something new, speak their mind, or make a major change. I feel…

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10 Things to Do When You Feel Like Dirt

We’ve all had those days where we feel like absolute crap and we don’t know what in the world to do about it. Life doesn’t come with a manual but the internet is goldmine for learning new things. Whether its because of a moral hangover, breakup, life-funk, or some other purely logical reason, there are…

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The Life of Annie McDougall

Annie McDougall was born in Fillmore, California in 2002 to a private breeder who was later spotted in the paper by my mother and myself, while seeking out a puppy for our home in Thousand Oaks, California. It was a few years after moving to California that the urge to have a little puppy was almost…

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What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

A handshake says a lot about a person so it’s rather important that anyone looking to be respected, taken seriously, liked, or not taken as a fool, should definitely master the skill of a solid handshake. I’ve met several people over the years that left me with the most uncomfortable feeling after shaking their hand. It was…

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