I Tried Meditating For 5 Days Straight And Here’s What Happened

In an attempt to not allow this beautiful city we call NYC to create an anxious monster (that I may have already started to become), I decided to try something new: meditation. Celebrities swear by it, health magazines never stop promoting it, but it sounded ridiculous for someone like me to try. My brain is…

We Asked A Dietitian All The Questions We’re Secretly Wondering

These days, nutrition advice is at the tip of our fingers; hundreds of “experts” claim their programs will slim you down in no time, promote “healthy” products Instagram posts, shove things like AdvoCare and juice cleanses down our throats and glorify a piece of pizza as a “cheat meal.” YOU DO YOU, people, but after subjecting my…

5 Steps To Remaining Positive In A Negative Work Environment

Whether you’ve just started a new job, or are in the thick of a stressful one, finding and holding on to the positives is key. However, I’ve learned that it can be difficult AF to hold on to any sort of positivity when the work environment and people that surround you are constantly negative. Dealing…

Embrace The New: Dealing With Life’s Never Ending Changes

  Change, big or small, has always been difficult for me. Whether it was my parents buying a new couch, or moving to a new town, I probably cried over it (and demanded things stay the same). But, that’s not how life works apparently. I’ve only (in the last year) recently realized how much new…

30 Day Self-Love Challenge: Week One Updates

This past week I took on my own made up version of a self-love challenge. First off I would like to pat myself on the back for making some baby steps that I will get into later, but I would be lying if I said that after one week I was cured of all of…

30 Day Self-Love Challenge Towards A Balanced Life

Recently, I’ve taken on a job where the concept of a ‘work-life balance’ is essentially non-existent. I feel like I wake  up, go to work, am lucky if I get to eat a full meal, and go to bed (only to repeat the cycle for the rest of the week). All of the stress and…

Determining Your Own Version of Success

  Success: An accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Being successful technically means accomplishing all that we’ve strived for throughout our life, but why does majority of society pin the word ‘success’ to having a stable career, a lot of money, a relationship that may (or already has) lead to marriage, kids, and that stereotypical…

Respect The Grieving, Because Social Media Hate Isn’t The Solution

In light of the recent shootings of both Alton Sterling, and again last night with the death of Philando Castile, I can’t help but feel completely heartbroken, and disgusted all at the same time. Last night I was scrolling through my Facebook feed per usual, and couldn’t believe the amount of hateful, disrespectful, and just…

Treat Yo’ Self: Balance Is Major Key

  When I was growing up, my Mom was always pretty chill about letting me stay home from school occasionally. If I didn’t have anything crazy going on with tests or sports, she let me have my ‘mental health’ days as we liked to call them. If I was feeling overwhelmed, extremely tired, or just…

Bow Down To The Alpha Females In The Room

Until I reached my 20’s, I never really thought of myself as an ‘alpha female’. I mean, I’ve always been independent (insert Destiny’s Child lyrics here), I’ve never relied on a male (unless it was my awesome Dad), and I’ve always done what I wanted to do. I’ve always been shy, timid at times, and…

Experiencing ‘All The Feels’: Why Being ‘Sensitive’ Is Okay

For some of us, ‘sensitive’ is one of those words people use to describe us. Along with hot mess, emotional, and a few others I’m sure. We may seem ‘too sensitive’ to others, and naturally feel bad about ourselves when people explain us in that way. However, if you fall under this category of being labeled…