A Refreshing Look At Love & Why It Matters

In the hangover aftermath of the oh-so-ominous classic Valentine’s Day dalliance with date nights and dress clothes, one word really sticks out: love. This only raises a complete conundrum of a question (at least for me) because, what really is love? Is it a sparkle between lovers? Is it more? Is it less? Before writing this post and before reading all of the foundational texts, I had an idea of what love is, but I […]

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The Upside of Being Underage

Lately I’ve been pretty salty about a couple of uninvited invitations that all happened because I’m not 21. Of course I completely understand matters of legal haphazard and strife, but considering my personal commitment to loving the sober lifestyle the uninvited aspect just stings a little bit. As a senior on track to graduate in less than four months, every friend I can think of in my major and outside of it participates in these […]

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Dear wonderful, exuberant, lovely, magical, everything-positive, strong, and gorgeous you

Today is your day to be happy! You are so amazingly unique and wonderful and you aren’t even seeing that right now. I feel for you, I really do. But, I see you and see how much you hurt because all you do is concentrate on the painful parts of life. I see how you can recognize the good- the gifts, the blessings- but only dwell on the downs. How do you push that out? […]

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One More Year

My end of the year reflections have never really existed. This year, I’m trying to change that. Instead of passively letting myself move from one year into the next, I decided to sit myself down for a soul search. I’ve always had mental goals for the next year, but they weren’t always absolute. This year, on the last day of 2017, I’ve decided to make absolute notes and absolute goals. 2017 Notes Remember Responsibility During […]

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Redefining Strength

I grew up knowing what it’s like to break stereotypes. I couldn’t even count the number of people who have been surprised that my “accent” is so muted and how great my English is, how my parents are actually super white, and how I don’t actually have rice everyday (unless I’ve been eating Chipotle everyday). But what I’ve realized is that I’ve spent my life acknowledging how I’ve broken others’ stereotypes of me – how […]

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3 things to consider during your quarter-life-crisis

I’m going through a quarter-life-crisis and that’s okay. And no, I’m not crazy- it’s a sociological thing. 20-something seniors, graduates, and beyond trend towards this common dilemma of “what on Earth am I doing with my life” moment and some change, some don’t. Sure enough, I’ve recognized my crisis-crazed state for a good long time now but am only finally coming to this conclusion: it’s okay to change it up- it’s okay to succumb to […]

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Eliminate Your Cheat Day With This Actual Hack

For a while now, I’ve known that I’m so not-so-subtly an “all or nothing” soul. I’m exactly this way with exercising- it’s so easy to go ham and all in only once a day for an hour or two max. But, I’m not this way with my dieting. There’s one thing that sticks out in all of this: it’s that it’s easy for me to be “all or nothing” in working out because I’m all […]

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The Busy Girl’s Guide to Weekly Workout Planning – Simplified

If you want that killer body, and if you’re willing to work hard AF for it, AND if you crave that post-workout endorphin rush: this is for you, biotch. Here’s where I tell you the absolute why’s to how this workout kicks ya booty: It burns calories like a motha. It builds muscle like a sleek toning beach babe You feel great and can make gains without having to switch out your weekly workouts every […]

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Go-To (Fashionable & Functional) Leg-Day Outfits

Have you ever spent more time staring at the clothes in your wardrobe than it actually takes to walk to the gym before a workout? Have you ever been disappointed in the final gym-attire-approved outfit that you have to settle with? Have you ever been so flabbergasted by the lack of variety and disclosure in online shopping? Well, if you have, then welcome home. Dressing for a run is literally so easy- in the summer, […]

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Cozy Up To Fall With These 3 Inspiring Self-Improvement Reads

My mother used to bring me and my three siblings to the library almost every week in the summer. We used to live for this until she implemented one specific rule: only two ‘candy’ books- the books we burned through as quick as candy- easy, thrilling, children/teen genres, fiction, and/or super short reads. And then, the rest of the reads needed to be nonfiction and of course I decided to take dramatic flair to the next […]

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