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Treat Yo' Self: Balance Is Major Key

June 28, 2016

  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 had that feeling of ‘I absolutely cannot sit in classes all day today’, she let me bail. I would take those opportunities to lay in…

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Dating

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

June 20, 2016

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 it over for days. She dodges you in the halls, you decide to make her jealous with another girl. You fight like a war is…

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Life

Bow Down To The Alpha Females In The Room

May 31, 2016

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 yet some would call me ‘intimidating’, and boys wouldn’t talk to me because of that. I had issues in relationships because I wanted to do…

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Life

Experiencing 'All The Feels': Why Being 'Sensitive' Is Okay

May 24, 2016

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 ‘too sensitive’ (like myself), I say GOOD. Why? Because that means you care. You care deeply, wildly, maybe sometimes a little too much, but at…

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Life

The Art Of Not Settling That Goes Beyond A Bad Relationship

May 17, 2016

  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 whether I want to admit it or not, and finally with a record eight feet of snow in the Bean I have learned to parallel…

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Life

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

May 16, 2016

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 it, he was teaching me how deeply I could love. He was giving me invaluable life lessons that I didn’t even realize a dog could…

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Life

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

April 5, 2016

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 the first ten times, but keep trying, because you will succeed. You may be skeptical of this if you’ve recently experienced one too many bumps…

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Health

3 Reasons You Should Try Something New Once A Week

March 18, 2016

  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 feels comfortable. It’s what we know. We know what to expect, we know the people we’ll see and speak to each day, and there is…

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Life

3 Ways to Own Your Success Like The Badass Taylor Swift Wants You to Be

March 15, 2016

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.” Taylor Swift, in my opinion, gracefully accepted album of the year award for her 1989 album this past February at the Grammy Awards (Yes, I know the buzz over this topic is over but I still have all the feels for this). The controversy over what she stated in her speech, who that speech was really about, and why she even won that award in the first place took up majority of…

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Life

Not In Love With Your Life? Stop Playing It Safe

March 7, 2016

  “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: doing what we love. See? Doesn’t it sound like a piece of cake, and yet there are so many of us out there going day…

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