5 Tips from an Experienced Complainer

Go ahead, let it out… For some reason I find something very soothing about venting. There seems to be no easier way for me to release all of my stress and tension then to complain about it to my friends.  Sometimes a hearty rant can solve all of my problems. But are there guidelines to [...]

How to Dress to Impress for a Job Interview

A first impression is the last impression. It is instant and takes a few seconds for a complete stranger to formulate a positive or negative opinion of you based solely on your appearance. People don’t necessarily notice when you’re well put together, but they definitely notice when you’re not. If you’re a movie buff like [...]

How I THRIVED technology-free for a week

One of my favorite quotes is by Jack Kerouac and it often finds its way onto my motivational quotes board on Pinterest: “Live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.” This past summer I decided to take on this quote and find its meaning via a summer job. I wanted to find a job that [...]

By |March 29th, 2015|For Young Adult Women|0 Comments

Drop the Term “Plus Size”

Personally, I have struggled with the way I perceive my body from the time I was allowed to choose my own clothes. This loss of confidence occurred the moment I couldn’t fit into the popular clothing that all of my friends were wearing. There had to be something wrong with my body. The way the [...]

Insecurities? Don’t Worry!

Insecurities. We all have them. It’s a completely normal thing. Especially in teenagers. I, being a freshman in high school, have many. Some very typical 15-year-old things, others not very common among people my age. But how do I deal with them? Answer—I don’t. (Okay, okay, that was a joke). Here are a few ways [...]


Relay for Life happens at most universities, and in most towns once a year!  It is a night where people come together for a common cause: To help end cancer!  The worst sentence a person could hear in their lives is, “You have a cancer,” whether its themselves, or a loved one.  The fight for [...]

Three Easy Steps to Staying Positive in Your 20’s

Being a young adult is hard and that is no exaggeration. There’s so much pressure to follow societal norms but to also be unique butterflies. We need to get our act together and somehow become self-actualized human beings. The struggle to find time to love ourselves and be meaningful in our actions is difficult when [...]

By |March 23rd, 2015|College Students, For Young Adult Women|0 Comments

Power Tools, Scaffolding, and Service: Making the Most of your Spring Break

Spring break has gotten a bad reputation of college-aged kids going south for warmer climates and heavy partying. This past spring break, I decided to partake in a different type of spring break tradition that people sometimes forget about: service trips. I spent my break working with my campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Georgia. Habitat [...]

Positivity for Every Body

I am chubby. Always have been, probably always will be. I was born chubby, I grew up chubby. I am chubby. I’ve never lived life skinny, or knowing what it’s like to be skinny. My stomach has never been completely flat, my thighs have never sported a gap between them, my cheeks have never been [...]

Eating After Your Eating Disorder

When I was in college (British college, that is—Americans, you'd call it your junior and senior years of high school), I started vomiting from stress. For a few months, I would regularly have to run out of my classes and exams, be sent home early, and take mildly effective anti-nausea tablets. I was very lucky. [...]