An Open Letter to My Mom Who Left

Mom, It’s been nearly 15 years since you left. I’ve seen your face only three times since. But one night this past August, I needed answers. I needed YOU. For the first time in 15 years I made the call I had been wanting to make for so long but couldn’t. I was brave enough to take … Continue Reading

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25 Empowering Quotes About Being Yourself

Everyday we wake up with a choice to make. Do we be who we think others want us to be? Or do we go out into the world and be our true selves? Being yourself can be hard. It can make you feel isolated, strange and uncomfortable to fight the urge to assimilate with the … Continue Reading

19 Future Regrets You’ll Have if Things Stay the Same

As humans, we tend to play it safe. It’s easier that way, right? It can be easy to ignore the negative impact of what we’re doing today that simply seems “normal” or “fine.” It isn’t until later that we look back and feel that inescapable disappointment…regret. I once ignored my values too. I joined the … Continue Reading

14 Things Every College Girl Needs To Hear Today

I’ve been out of college for almost two years now, and time away from that reality has illuminated an insane amount of truths that I was blind to at the time. Let’s start with who I am now, before we get into the mess I felt like at various times throughout college. I want to … Continue Reading

How I Navigated the Journey to Coming Out and Self-Acceptance

Talk to any queer individual and they can tell you the exact moment they knew they were gay or had started to question their sexuality. I don’t consider my coming out story dramatic or exciting in any way. There is no comedy or flare to it. It wasn’t something I planned or stressed over. It … Continue Reading

An Open Letter You Deserve to Read When Your Mind is a Mess

We are often too hard on ourselves, especially when things go wrong. I can name countless examples of times I didn’t have my act together. But when you think about the fact that I’m a human in my twenties attempting to define myself while fluttering in the labyrinth  of everyday living, it’s pretty impressive I … Continue Reading

6 Ways to Find Yourself—Whatever that Means

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a definitive set of steps that, if you follow, will lead to you being your true and happiest self? Let’s face it, there is no bullet-proof method for something so intangible, especially because we are all on our own unique journey. But, you aren’t doomed. I know too … Continue Reading

6 Changes For Really Becoming a Healthier, Happier Person

The goal of this article is to think of your own life, and connect the dots on where you can find the small improvements that make a big difference. We are all complex, flawed and phenomenally unique specimens who can always find ways to get the most out of our existence. That is the beauty … Continue Reading

The One Realization That Will Completely Transform Your Life

So I’m contemplating life, walking down Second Avenue in New York City on my way to work. It’s a Monday morning and it’s raining– a lot. I have a tiny umbrella, and I’m blasting some mid 2000’s punk rock song into my ears, the way I do when I’m trying desperately to remember who I … Continue Reading

Thank You For Our Everyday Love Story

“Thank you for loving me.” — These are words that ring true in the depths of our hearts so often that we forget to say them. This letter is for you, for me and for all of us. It’s here to help us discover the right words, and remember the tremendous beauty in celebrating our … Continue Reading