Why I Journal

It all started in 1996 when I stole my sister’s Hello Kitty diary from her room, ripped out the pages she had written in, lied to my parents claiming the diary was mine, and brought it to preschool for show and tell. I was a little devil child. ↓ When my parents found out the truth, […]

The Social Media Dilemma

Before launching my blog, I couldn’t have cared less about social media. I posted on instagram once every two months, my only Facebook posts were Instagram shares, and I was very anti-selfie. In fact, I dismissed those who were selfie inclined and social media active as shallow and self-absorbed. Well, look at me now. I’m […]

Seeing the Best in Others

When I was writing my latest blog post about positivity, I had originally written “seeing the best in others” as one of my main headings. But as I continued writing, this particular section kept getting longer and longer – to the point where it was becoming disproportionately long compared to the others. As I tried […]

Maintaining Positivity

It can be hard staying positive with all the negativity that surrounds us. I can’t scroll through my Facebook newsfeed without seeing people bash each other for differing political beliefs.  I can’t drive to work without someone cutting me off in traffic.  And I can’t even watch late night TV without PETA  showing me abused, […]

Lessons from Life After College

Ahhh college….those were the days…four carefree years of discovering yourself. It’s a life of semi-independence (I can’t be the only one who’d go home and raid my parents’ pantry), where you’re poor but okay with it (and signing up for student orgs just for free food), while studying hard to prepare yourself for your future […]

Body Peace and the Power of Image

Image is powerful. Image is superficial. Yet, image is what defines our standards of beauty. We’re surrounded by aspirational images of beautiful people with beautiful body proportions (many of which are photoshopped) wearing beautiful things, and it forces us to give ourselves certain expectations of how we should look. But these expectations are unrealistic and a […]

Happy U-Day

  No, that’s not a typo in the title. I didn’t mean V-Day. I meant U-Day. On a holiday filled with candy hearts, flowers, and extravagant romantic gestures, it’s hard not to get swept up in the craze of Valentine’s Day. Sure, the day has become somewhat materialistic and commercialized, but the intentions behind spreading […]