It is so easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed in today's “hustle harder” society. We are all constantly working and trying to get more, do more, or be more. via GIPHY We live in a world that can sometimes feel ruled by technology. Our whole way of life practically depends on tech-based living. As millennials, we have seen technology become more and more present in our lives. Growing up, we … [Read more...] about Mindfulness for Millennials: How to be Present in a Tech-Based World
My university was well-known for its drinking culture. While 60% of college students drink nationally, I’m confident that we were well above that. There were anti-alcohol posters everywhere along campus. I had several friends confess to an alcohol problem. However, for several of them, that wasn’t their only vice. Prescription pills usually changed hands frequently without so much as a single … [Read more...] about College Skills: How to Have a Drug Intervention
The opportunity to own a pet is one of life’s greatest joys. Having a pet is a great way to learn responsibility (yes, even as an adult), they make great companions, and they’re fun to have around! However, pet ownership is also a tremendous responsibility. The decision to adopt an animal should not be taken lightly, whether it’s a fish or a dog, a snail or a bunny. When you own a pet, you are … [Read more...] about 7 Easy Ways to Know You Are Ready to Own a Pet
Everyone has that person in their life who seems to love their coffee just a little bit more than the rest of us. You know who I am talking about. They NEED their Starbucks fix, do not talk to you until after their first cup, and have several cups a day. Luckily for you, this means that if you are buying them a gift whether it be for the holidays, their birthday or even a housewarming gift, … [Read more...] about 5 Affordable Gifts for the Coffee Lover in Your Life
If you’ve started college and can’t seem to find where you belong, there is no need to panic. You are not alone, and many other students will be feeling the same way as you do. Making new friends can be unnerving and doesn’t come naturally to us all. While some people find it easy to strike up conversations and build relationships, many of us don’t even know where to begin. Having friends during … [Read more...] about Struggling To Fit In At College? Don’t Panic!
Why is it that in the darkest of times, we look for the brightest of things? (Literally) I'm asking because I'm not sure myself - yet that is exactly what I did on the beach, alone with my mother in April 2005... These are five amazing actors that are telling my story next week at Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Short Play Contest. The scene they are reenacting...was one of the hardest … [Read more...] about I Was Abused and I Told My Mother the Sky Was Blue: How the Sky Saved Us From Trauma
Womanhood isn't easy; in fact, it is notoriously difficult. Between discrimination in the workplace and harassment on the street, womanhood today comes with almost as much struggle as it does beauty. However, it is undeniable that womanhood is more challenging for some than it is for others. Being a cisgender woman may be trying, but trans women face a unique set of challenges. Regardless of being … [Read more...] about 11 Ways Cisgender Women Can be an Ally to Empower Trans Women
High School sucks. I don’t care how wonderful you may say your high school experience was, it sucked in some way. Not only was your body going through a terrible time because of puberty but there was also a crazy societal demand to fit in and make friends. But man, once you did find those friends, there was nothing you couldn’t conquer. High school friendships were the best because that was our … [Read more...] about Have I Outgrown My High School Friendships?
Being a girl is hard. Well, maybe I should rephrase. Being identified, being seen as a girl in this society, is difficult. Having to deal with those who see you lesser as a man is difficult. Identifying as a female when others don’t believe you are one is difficult. But being a female, in whatever capacity that is, is not difficult. Female empowerment is not difficult. The issue is not being … [Read more...] about How Female Empowerment Starts With You
Work went late, it took forever to drive home. You went to the gym after dinner and you're tired. Then, you get that text from your significant other, "I'm going to bed, I'll talk to you tomorrow [insert miscellaneous fluff here]." It occurs to you that you know nothing of how the day or even the week has been on the other side of the phone. The relationship guilt sets in. These days, everyone … [Read more...] about How to Maintain a Relationship When You Have a Busy Life
First-time moms see their lives change in both gigantic and tiny ways. Obviously, you’re now responsible for another little human being and are navigating a new feeding and sleep routine (note: the word “routine” is used loosely since it implies regularity, which doesn’t exist with newborns). Your family has expanded, and along with it, your heart. via GIPHY But there are also little changes … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Friends Close as a First-Time Millennial Mom