10 Ways To Use Essential Oils in Your Everyday Life

Recently people have started to explore many complementary therapies while seeking to improve their health and wellness, and essential oils are just one modality. I started using essential oils over 4 years ago as I was looking to better support my teenage daughter. Unfortunately, she is allergic to almost every indoor and outdoor allergen (pollen, … Continue Reading

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14 Ideas For Making the Most of Your Spare Time

If there’s one piece of advice I could give anyone it would be this: Do NOT waste your time. Your time is precious, limited, and life’s most wonderful gift. Everyone handles their time differently. Some people wake up to a pre-planned day, or a certain routine they like to follow. They write everything down in a planner. … Continue Reading

My Daddy Raised A Feminist And I Couldn’t Be Happier

At midnight on Feb 15th, 2016, I got a call from my dad. Sometimes he calls for serious things like family emergencies or to remind me that I left a scented candle lit and unattended in my room, again. Other times he calls me for silly things like to remind me that I need to … Continue Reading

4 Skills You Acquire From Owning a Dog in Your Twenties

I fell in love at the age of 23. The cute face, calm eyes, and adorable spots got me within minutes of meeting her. I had always planned on getting a dog at some point in my life, I just didn’t know when until it was actually happening. Ryder walked into our life and I … Continue Reading

The Ultimate College Packing List

Today I’m sharing my ultimate college packing list as I go into my sophomore year of college! There are so many posts about how much you desperately need to bring all these crazy things. Because college living spaces are notoriously undersized, over-packing can be a big issue. When it comes to actually packing what you … Continue Reading

How the ‘Ghostbusters’ All-Girl Reboot Turned Me Into a Feminist

There’s no escaping the ubiquitous controversy over this female-powered retelling. For me, it solidified an ideology that I have always been told existed, but never quite believed- until now. When word got out that the classic ’80s comedy ‘Ghostbusters’ was being remade with a female cast. I’ll admit that I was skeptical. I was never … Continue Reading

Creating Safe Writing Spaces for Girls and Women

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  As girls who later become women, our first serious encounters with writing start in nursery school. After more or less grasping A-Z, with some discrepancies on what’s a lowercase “b” versus a … Continue Reading

15 Essentials For Surviving Wedding Season

It’s that time of year again when fancy envelopes with the hand-drawn calligraphy names begin to arrive in your mailbox. It’s wedding season. If you’re like me, you’ve already started penciling in upcoming wedding dates for college roommates, childhood friends, distant cousins and people from all walks of life. Is your head spinning yet just … Continue Reading

10 Healthy Little Ways to Get Through Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a very touchy, difficult sensation to experience. It is even more difficult to overcome. Whether you go through heartbreak in the form of a break up, losing a loved one, or a job opportunity gone awry, it is altogether necessary to find means through which to work through your sorrows. For some, heartbreak … Continue Reading

Credit Card Debt: The Voldemort to Financial Security

My two best friends pulled out their shiny, brand-new credit cards. “They’re so pretty. I love the silver overlay.” They gushed. I nodded my head in agreement. That card was like the tattooed bad-boy at the bar I knew would be bad for me. I wanted him. I went home the next day and immediately … Continue Reading