Meredith will be going to Austria for the 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games March 14-25 to watch and support her athletes. We asked Meredith a few questions about the project.
JJJ:You mention in the video this is close to your heart. Can you please explain why? Meredith: I am extremely inspired by the strength and dedication these incredible athletes have! They remind me and millions of people to do your best no matter what.
JJJ:Do you have any close friends or family members with disabilities? Meredith: I know many people with disabilities that don’t let it deter from what they want to accomplish in life. Their positive outlook and ability to persevere in every aspect of life constantly inspires me.
JJJ:Has someone with disabilities impacted your life in a profound way? Meredith: Yes, I’m inspired by the strength and confidence that they shine onto others. Their stories inspire me and impacts many other people around the world. They don’t let fear or self doubt get in the way of their dreams.
JJJ:Outside of the Olympics, what are you most excited to do and see and eat in Austria? Meredith: I’m so excited to experience a different culture and way of life! I want to immerse myself in all that Austria has to offer. I would love to visit some of the historical buildings and see the beautiful architecture in Graz. I’ve heard their schnitzel and coffee are amazing so I’ll definitely be spending some time in their local restaurants!
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Teala Dunn is taking a step back to reflect on her life in her latest vlog entry, called “Starting Over.”
In addition to doing a typical Teala ‘Get Ready With Me,’ the 20-year-old social media star dives into a more serious topic: happiness and how to achieve it.
“The reason I’m naming this vlog title ‘Starting Over,’” she explains in the vlog, “is because I’m really starting over with myself. I feel so much happier. I feel like I literally see what’s important in life and realize my worth and how I should be treated and how I should be appreciated. We need to realize how worth it we are and how special we are.”
But when everyday life things — like stressful relationships and hard decisions — get in the way, it takes a little more work to feel happy. Teala‘s advice?
“I would get a journal and write down the qualities that you know you have as a person and reflect on them every day,” she suggests, adding, “Make sure that the things you are writing down are true. If you say, ‘I’m on honest person, I’m a genuine person, I’m a loyal,’ ask yourself, ‘Am I? or am I just acting this way?’”
She continues: “If you write down a bunch of positive things, it will inspire you to be more positive every day. Or at least that’s how I feel.”
Great advice Teala. Watch the rest of her vlog here:
The social starlet brought along her new boyfriend to the Sleepless premiere in Los Angeles last night (January 5), but before they hit the carpet, the duo were snapping a few pics while they got ready.
As soon as Teala donned her gray coat, she was matching with Alex in his gray suit. Totally cute!