It’s late Summer of 2011, and I’m late for my train. I remember this as a classic movie scene, where I’m throwing bags and cases up into the train attendant’s arms, arms pumping as the Amtrak heaves its way out of the station, accelerating much faster than my screaming calf muscles can carry me. Somehow, I pull myself up onto the stairs at the last possible second, waving frantically at the … [Read more...] about Coming Face-to-Face with Technology
Relationship, a word many people create a stigma around. Being in college, many females do not tie themselves down because they want to be able to pursue different aspirations and not have to worry. The same can go for males as well. A committed relationship does not have to stop you from pursuing your goals, and distance shouldn't either. I have been in a long distance relationship for seven … [Read more...] about Dos and Don’ts of Long Distance Relationships
As the April 2013 Lady Lennia of the Giving Back issue, I have been thinking a lot about the different ways we can give back and the different needs that exist. There are many needs in this world, and attempting to count or catalog them is overwhelming. Considering all the problems at once is like staring at the sun – it blinds you. It’s easy to say “The world has too many problems. I can’t fix … [Read more...] about Giving Back : "Seek Out Something That Gives You Joy"
The life of a writer is an interesting one, but it can leave many storytellers feeling frustrated when trying to find inspiration and looking for help from other writers. In one instance a writer may spill their thoughts like water pouring out from a popped balloon, and in another, writer’s block and the intense feeling of being stuck in one’s career can swiftly showing up like a road-block … [Read more...] about A Deeper Look into the Life of a Writer
After reading Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, I not only say that this is a great book, but that the message has truly enlightened me. Being a woman myself and working in a male dominated industry, I could not help but nod my head as I read about Sheryl's own experiences in the workforce and some of the mistakes she has made along the way. But the most important … [Read more...] about Why We Should All "Lean In": A Book Review
If I happen to be asked what my beliefs are in a conversation about religion, I proudly say that I'm Catholic. Like a lot of young adults I know, I didn’t choose my religion; I just grew up in it. My personal choice would come after. I was raised Catholic for most of my life, and that is the only religion I know and claim. But am I really Catholic? This was a question I pondered … [Read more...] about Growing Up Catholic and Unconfirmed
Are you one of millions of American’s that don’t eat or see the importance of eating breakfast in the morning? You aren’t alone; breakfast is one of the least common meals American's eat. Countless research studies have shown that eating breakfast reduces the need to overeat throughout the day, and it can help you control cravings that will negatively affect your diet. With American's battling … [Read more...] about Breakfast for the Non-Breakfast Eater
I am a soon-to-be first generation, Latina college graduate. From a very young age I knew that my purpose in life was to help others. First, I looked to politics to fulfill this mission, but after re-examining this path I decided to delve into the area of languages. Learning a language as a foreign language or a second language serves as a vehicle to compassion, love, and tolerance. I’m … [Read more...] about Ahimsa: Nonviolence and Compassion