Rhythmic Remedies

Music! Need I say more? Well, I’m going to because recently music has become a form of dependency for me. I’ve previously written about my first love — music — and how it has played a specific, if not essential, role in my life. I’ve always known I’m the Peyton Sawyer of the group, but as I walk […]

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You Are Here

I think it’s a huge misconception that stepping out of your comfort zone always works out and you’ll feel amazing about it. Recently, I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something that I had wanted to do for years but had found various ways to avoid. I did it, and guess what? It […]

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Mimic Me

Query:  Dear Lara, My name is Mary. I stumbled upon Germ Magazine while checking the reviews and website for All the Bright Places book, and I frankly think this website/blog is really cool. I really enjoy every part of this website, and I always take notes!! My question is simple, yet needs the right words to be […]

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Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates…

…Because just like a box of chocolates, you expect to get one thing, and you usually end up disappointed because you get something completely different. I know that sounds very pessimistic; but, truthfully, it’s one of the more optimistic things I’ve said lately. Being disappointed in the way something turns out just because it isn’t […]

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A Letter to You

To the Ask Lara readers who read and believe in my words, this one is for you… This past week I had the honor of going to one of Taylor Swift’s concerts, and I walked away with thoughts and concerns that I never thought Taylor Swift could give me. Yes, I’m a big fan; but, no, […]

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Optimistically Unhappy

It may be the hipster in me, but I consider myself an optimistic pessimist — or optimistically unhappy. Yes, that sounds like I am absolutely contradicting myself, but this is Ask Lara, and I’m using that as an excuse to make up things that probably can’t be true and making them true — like Big […]

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