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…

So It’s Gonna to Be Forever, Or It’s Gonna Go Down In Flames

Whether you’re young, middle-aged, old, love is always a part of our lives. Chasing love, lust, desire, ‘the one’, the one night stand, the one you can fix, the one that’ll break your heart-constantly chasing. But it’s a chase, a game rather, that we can’t seem to get enough of. He doesn’t text, we mull…

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…

The Art Of Not Settling That Goes Beyond A Bad Relationship

  I’ve realized a lot about life in the last couple of months since moving my life to Boston and starting my new job. Here are a few things that I have learned; I am not by any means a morning person, Boston traffic makes me have terrible road rage, I am a caffeine addict…

How I Learned To Cope With Grief Through The Loss of My Pet

On this day last year, I lost my best guy-my 100lb lap dog Buddy. Not only was he a gentle giant, he was the most fun-loving dog you could ever meet. And while I was teaching him to; sit, give paw, and not drag me down the street while on his leash, without even knowing…

Failing At Life Right Now? Relax, It’s Not The End All

We all fail. It’s a fact of life. We fail, we make mistakes, we make bad calls (like maybe I shouldn’t have eaten all of the cake last night)- but what’s truly important is how we recover from those bumps in the road. You may not get it right the first few times, or even…

3 Reasons You Should Try Something New Once A Week

  Do you find that you typically do the same routine every week? Wake up, breakfast, work (or school), maybe the gym, come home for dinner, binge watch some show on Netflix, go to sleep, and start it all over the next day? Most of us can say that we fall into that pattern. It…

Not In Love With Your Life? Stop Playing It Safe

  “I only see my goals, I don’t believe in failure” At twenty-four, I’m clearly still learning a whole lot about life. The ups, the downs, what really matters, and what doesn’t-the list goes on. What has been made crystal clear for me sounds simple, but seems to be one of the most difficult decisions:…

Keep Going: Giving Up Is Not An Option

Some days, weeks, months, years-they feel never ending. They feel like a constant tornado is disrupting your life, and the black cloud over your head doesn’t want to fade away. The sun isn’t shining, it feels like bricks are being thrown in your way, and you just want to fold.  But, I’m here to tell…