"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire." -F. Foch

UCLA's Undergraduate Research Week, May 2019

Hi there! I’ve never been great at introductions but here it goes…

I go by Rose Mejia but my real name is Rosalva. Rosalva Mejia Jauregui. Most people get intimidated by the Spanish “r” so I like saving them the effort. I was born and raised in South…

Human thought on fire.

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A slightly over a little year ago, I decided to start my own blog here on Medium. At the time, Los Angeles was only a few months into the stay-at-home orders. I was helping care give for my dad who was battling cancer at the time. I had recently lost…

Really just are the cracks of what we were taught to be love.

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A common phrase often spoken of when it comes to relationships, especially romantic relationships, is that you can’t love someone else until you love yourself first. This is something my boyfriend and I often talked about when we first started dating. We both had habits and behaviors that were self-deprecating…

I’d often think to myself, “Where is God if he knows I need him?”

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Recently I listened to a talk by Dr. Jordan Peterson in which he explained the reason why he disliked the question, “Do you believe in God?” In essence, Dr. Peterson explained that the question made him uncomfortable for a number of reasons. The ultimate one being that he didn’t feel…

How to best optimize yourself to live, provide, and thrive in a way that connects you with your highest self.

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When I was about fifteen years old, I experienced a bad break with a boyfriend that I had been dating for a little over a year. Aside from feeling hurt and confused about the whole situation, I also felt betrayed because he had left me to be with another girl…

Communication

Compromise where you need to and be clear of your final agreement.

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When we think of the word “argument,” we may think of a verbal battle between individuals looking to win a fight. We may imagine screaming and shouting, anger and resentment, tears and frustration. We may believe that it’s meant to be a battlefield of repressed emotions boiling to the surface.

To hopefully live a longer, more productive, and joyful life.

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With the rise of more advanced modern technology, we’re given the tools that allow us to be more quick, efficient, and healthy. …

Empower yourself.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety, in general, can be a very uncomfortable and dissatisfying experience. As your body becomes worked up, there might be pain or tension in certain areas of your body. Your stomach may churn or become nauseated. You may notices changes in your breathing or heart rate. Your hands might become…

There is hope for addicts and the addict within us.

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Recently I listened to a podcast hosted by Dr. Andrew Huberman featuring Dr. Anna Lembke called “Understanding and Treating Addiction.” Dr. Huberman is a neurobiologist and ontologist at Stanford University and podcast host of the Huberman Lab podcast. Dr. …

Personal Awareness

We are limited in our capacity to be “perfect.”

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Growing up as a child I didn’t really have my mom around. She would work five to six times a week with eight-hour shifts (or sometimes more) and have a commute time of three or four hours in total each day. I would see her in the morning when she…

Rose Mejia

Striving to be a holistic psychologist & writer. Advocate for health, wellness, and well-being. Support my journey: https://rose-mejia1998.medium.com/membership

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