From a happy-go-lucky musical theatre teen, to surviving sexual abuse, a coma, six years without food or drink, and 27 surgeries, it's been a very long, detoured journey, and it still isn't over yet. But what makes the journey meaningful, and ultimately rewarding, is the ability to share, and know that you can possibly help someone through their own "detours." Something I've learned over time, … [Read more...] about My First TEDx Talk (And How I Got It) – A Detour is Not a Dead End
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“Always the bridesmaid, never the bride,” as the saying goes. It’s one of the sadder popular sentiments about matrimony, and for good reason: Being a bridesmaid is expensive. Whether it’s ponying up for a pricey bachelorette party, buying the perfect bridal shower gift or paying for travel and accommodations to the wedding itself, a bridesmaid’s duties are almost never cheap. That’s not even … [Read more...] about How to Be a Bridesmaid Without Going Broke
So you have made the decision to attend college. Good for you! What an amazing decision to continue your education in the hopes of getting a better job. However, now you have to decide what is the right major for you. This can be quite tricky because you want to choose something that you are passionate about but also something that you can market as a perfect tool for a job. This is a decision … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Right Major for You in College
The future has yet to arrive for you, but the decisions you make today have a direct impact on your future. One major decision that greatly affects your future is deciding whether or not to attend college or further that degree with graduate school. How can you tell if higher education is the right move for you? Here are the three key questions to ask yourself when deciding to attend … [Read more...] about Is Higher Education Right For You?
I'm packing my bags for Alexandria, VA and heading off to present at the Mental Health America Conference this week! The Power of Storytelling Gutless, Grateful and the Power of Words: Healing Through Our Stories I couldn't be more excited to be part of this year's conference. And this year's theme particularly excited me: Media, Messaging and Mental Health. In their own words: MHA's … [Read more...] about 25 Ways to Fight Stigma in the Media
This post was sponsored by Nature Valley as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Witnessing your friend’s success is an exciting part of life. We love our friends and genuinely want them to be happy and achieve big things. Sometimes it can be tough if you feel stuck in your own life but those around you are moving forward. Or, if you have found success in life but … [Read more...] about How To Encourage Your Friend’s Success