Edit 8/8/2021: This is one of the first blog entries I ever wrote. Since then I’ve refined how I write, so I’ve re-edited this post for clarity and simplicity.

We all have moments where we ask ourselves the The Big Questions: Why am I here? Why are we here? What…

Written September 11, 2018

It’s important to ask oneself: Do I possess my beliefs? Or do my beliefs possess me?

I see a lot of life in paradoxes and contradictions. I see how everything contains its opposites: enantiodromia, yin-yang, pros/cons, however you want to call it. …


I remember being you as a teenager. You were just starting to understand yourself and the world around you.

𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐬𝐨. 🙌

I remember being you in middle school, feeling a greater sense of freedom…

Written November 28, 2018

Oftentimes I debate sharing this side of myself. I’ve started noticing it a lot more the past few years. Frankly, it’s also been appearing for a while too, subtly reflected in my online posts but only in such minor details. I don’t often show it because…

Originally written in September 2017

Many of us have been there, where we’ve reached very dark moments in our lives. These moments are different for everyone. But these feelings of worthlessness and depression are horrible, a disease, and feeds on a person both physically and mentally.

I’ve been there myself…

Originally written January 8th, 2018

Our brains have a “negativity bias”.

It’s a psychological concept which explains that our minds are more sensitive and influenced by negative stimuli over positive stimuli. Doctors discovered this when they studied the brain’s cerebral cortex. They noticed much more brain activity occurs when someone…

Originally written in August 2017 in response to the Charlotesville Riots. Updated in 2018.

Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

I remember last August when I read about the political protests that happened in Charlottesville. I was to say the least devastated. My…

💪 There’s a Warrior in all of us! 💪

Have you ever experienced a moment where you stunned yourself, where you were just like: “HOW DID I DO THAT?!”

I’m talking about moments where you surprised yourself and saw how much more capable you were of doing something than you believed?! 😲

I’ve experienced those moments many times…in exercise…

Donald Arteaga

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