March 18, 2019

A phrase we often hear is “when it rains, it pours.” I’d never fully grasped that concept until I recently faced my own storm.  

Diagnosed with a respiratory infection, I was irritable, eating next to nothing, and completely drained. The stress of wedding planning...

January 14, 2019

The new year is underway, and most of us are heavily incorporating our resolutions into our hectic schedules. We strive to make our visions become habits, yet often fail because we lack the resources to begin or the willpower to sustain them.

How can we end the cycle?


December 4, 2018

We live to make perfection an attainable goal. We work tirelessly in our careers, faiths, and personal lives so that we may one day graduate from “diamond in the rough” to 'certified and polished'. Naturally, we want to maintain an immaculate reputation, but what happe...

November 16, 2018

When we’re young, we believe we’re going to live forever. With time on our side, there’s no limit to the foods we eat or cocktails our bodies consume. Yet as we gain more years under our belts, we solemnly realize that couldn’t be further from the truth. While we can’t...

September 20, 2018

As an educator, one of the most essential things I observe is a child’s ability to listen. In doing so, I introduce them to a vital tool for their success later in life. Once we become adults, we sometimes get so set in our ways that we don’t believe we could ever need...

August 29, 2018

Whether we want to dress down or dress up, we always look for a piece that is going to make our outfit pop. The “kindness above everything” sweatshirt is the definition of a statement piece. While fitting the mold for fall wear with its neutral color, the bold letterin...

August 17, 2018

In every friendship, there will be disagreements or times when we unintentionally hurt one another.

How do we fix it?

Through much trial and error, I’ve discovered two ways that help to check my pride at the door before my friendships fall: 

First, I’ve learned tha...

August 16, 2018

Falling in love is one of life's most electrifying experiences. At the mention of our significant other's name, we smile uncontrollably, become weak in the knees and eagerly begin planning forever in their arms. So where do our friends fit in our timeline? Often times,...

August 15, 2018

Friendship can be a gift and a curse. It provides many highs in our lives because we are awarded a companion that takes on the world with us. However, it also provides a mirror of self-reflection and exposes things we’re not proud of. 

Jealousy is common in friendships...

August 14, 2018

Growing up, I believed popularity is the best thing on earth. If I had tons of friends and people wanted to be around me, then that meant I  was doing it right. But growing pains allowed me to see that less people equaled more peace.

Having a massive amount of friends i...

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