Perfect Not Perfect

  There is a notion that everyone everywhere has to be perfect with their actions, and the way they deal with everything emotionally and physically. For instance, being a woman, I am expected to make a “perfect” meal and dress up with my hair not frizzy and out--it's natural texture. In comparison, guys are told they [...]

Don’t Carry Your Past With You

  We all have been in that situation where we carry a suitcase along with us, sometimes for months or years. But when is the time where we must open this suitcase, empty it, and only keep what we need for the future? The time where you feel that you are dragging the suitcase more [...]

Feel your Feelings

When we are feeling painful or uncomfortable emotions, the last thing we tend to want to do is to confront them. We want to run away from them, find distractions, bury them deep down until they "go away." Enduring our emotions is tough, yet it is freeing. Your emotional responses to situations do not leave [...]

Get the Feel of This

Artificial intelligence may be imminent, but that doesn’t mean we need to start acting like robots now. Power and leadership seem to go hand in hand with lack of emotion, or coolness. The idea of “if you show how much it bothers you, you look vulnerable and you lose,” is prominent in the work force. [...]

Relax! It’s Not Just You.

As a freshman in college, bombarded by a more difficult workload, new people, living with a roommate and terrible dining hall food, I felt extremely overwhelmed by the string of mediocre days that were supposed to make up the “best years of my life.” I cursed the days I felt too tired, stressed, sad, homesick [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|College Students, For Teens|0 Comments

Breakups to Breakthroughs

Whether you see it coming or it happens out of nowhere, a breakup can shake you to your core. A shock wave floods your body and you become numb to the world around you. You're hyper-focused on your internal pain, your ego screams out for justice, and your heart is in ruins. Pages upon pages [...]

A Get Smart Gal’s Coming Out Story: Born This Way & Proud!

I have seen various people posting their experiences of wanting to come out to their friends and family. The reason that I want to write this is to help other people who are struggling with who they are and for them to know it's okay. As I look back, I remember it was when I was [...]