How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Food

As many are aware, last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Aside from clinically diagnosed eating disorders, I want to bring attention to the umbrella term of “disordered eating,” a phenomenon that has become the norm. Whether you’ve struggled with an eating disorder or not, you need to read on, because this applies to [...]

Get Smart: Think (Positively) Before You Speak

“Think before you speak.” This is the phrase that gets you to stop and bite your tongue. Think before you let all that rage out. Think before you say something you can’t take back. In the case of thinking before we speak, it is often for the courtesy of whomever we are speaking to. We [...]

Get Smart and Get Back on Track

Do you ever feel like you’re trying so hard to get back to your pre-college weight but nothing seems to be working? From juice cleanses to two-a-days at the gym, is nothing getting you to where you want to be? Well, you guessed it, there’s an app for that! MyFitnessPal is an app that is [...]

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Stay Young & Stay You

Our fathers’ worst nightmare, but one of our greatest childhood joys. They would be gone for months, and then out of nowhere, they’d begin to spring up everywhere. 11:11 could heave a sigh of relief from being stalked every hour, and shooting stars could take a break from their streaming because the grass had turned [...]

A Time at Ashton Woods is a Time Well Spent

Imagine yourself pulling into a degraded, run down apartment complex in the outskirts of Greensboro, North Carolina. The buildings’ brown paint is chipping away, and the ambiance is mellow. You roll over a few speed bumps, weaving around the complex, exposing yourself to the folks that live there, most of whom do not have a [...]

Numbers, French, and Air

It’s the time of the year for low productivity and minimal motivation. Whether it’s a rut in the semester or a case of Garfield’s Mondays, nothing is being done. Or worse, nothing is being done well. I can’t speak for everyone, but I, for one, do not feel awesome if I am constantly brain farting. [...]

Get Smart: Social Media Detox

Rewind to 16 years ago, year 2000, where desktop computers held AIM chat-rooms, flip phones were used “only for emergencies,” and Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, were simply nonexistent. Fast-forward 16 years later and I sit here today, just like you, looking at my screen, wondering how I could ever go an entire day without checking [...]

Five Ways to Reframe the Negative

"Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer 1.  Think of stress as your friend, opportunity: We’ve all heard "Stress is the #1 killer,” right? So we automatically feel like a victim when we are stressed out, believing it is only contributing pure negativity into our lives. However, [...]

Get Smart: What Traveling Taught Me

Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” One year and one month ago I departed for the journey of a lifetime. Never would I ever have imagined that I would be living in the heart of Florence, Italy for four months. It was [...]

Adding Purpose to Unexpected Changes

Sometimes things happen that we don’t plan for. It’s inevitable that (no matter who you are) at one point or another, there will be unpredictable turns of events – good or bad – that can make you reshape your perspectives or values. You might face moments that take up time in your day, space in [...]