Love is Not a Competitive Sport

“Contrary to what the Bachelor/Bachelorette television franchise and the entire spirit-decimating Hollywood Industrial Complex would have you believe, romantic love is not a competitive sport.” -Cheryl Strayed Alright guys, I have a confession that might make me wildly unpopular: I’m not a fan of the Bachelorette or the Bachelor. I have had several roommates through … Continue Reading

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Getting More From Your Manager

“Keep up the good work” is great to hear, but totally unhelpful. In fact, most people feel like their performance reviews aren’t valuable… and companies agree. Only about half of HR leaders and an even smaller amount of CEO’s think that annual performance evaluations are adding value for their employees. Just this year, Google, Accenture … Continue Reading

5 Acts of Kindness That Can Transform Even the Worst Day

I recently finished reading “The Happiness Equation” by Neil Pasricha and my biggest take-away was how completely random acts of kindness can make us happier people. Upon applying this principle in my own life, I have found myself exponentially happier by going out of my way to be kind to others. Here are a few … Continue Reading

The Love You’ll Never Find in a Magazine

It takes a lot for women in society today to feel beautiful, and that’s a shame. I have fallen to the media’s portrayal of how women should look too. I use the word should loosely, because women shouldn’t have to look a certain way to appease anyone. But why is the media telling us how … Continue Reading

13 Reasons To Swear By Coconut Oil

I am a firm believer that coconut oil can heal and cure almost anything and everything. I use it in my daily routine at least 4 or 5 times and have seen amazing results and improvement. The best part is, it’s all natural. I swear to you, this stuff is magic. If I could marry … Continue Reading

14 Life Lessons You Learn From Growing Up With Pets

A lot of who we become is founded on the lessons we learned as kids. Pets also taught us a thing or two about life that other people just don’t seem to understand… 1. The phrase “too many pets” is completely subjective. Mom, this actually getting out of hand the neighbor lady thinks I’m a … Continue Reading

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being A Big Sister

Coming from a family of all girls and being the oldest has taught me a lot. As the oldest, you are expected to set an example and lead your younger siblings. With two little sisters, I was especially responsible for leading by example when it came to behavior, curfews, the way I dressed and the … Continue Reading

The Beauty In Leaving Home

This is the place you grew up. It’s where you attended your first school, met your best friends and made the most memories. It’s the place you sat sideline at your brother’s little league games while chomping on Big League Chew from the snack shack. It’s the road where your dad taught you to ride … Continue Reading

20 Things Your Best Friends Deserve to Hear Today

Best friends are the foundation of happiness. They’re the glue that holds all the broken pieces of our sanity together. They mean more than anything, and yet sometimes distance and time keeps us from letting them know how sacred they really are. This is for all the awesome best friends out there that need a … Continue Reading

50 Things That Actually Happen When You Live Together

People seem to write and talk about living together in one of two ways. They either go deep into the terrifying repercussions of making this decision, or they make it sound entirely too good to be true. As someone who not too long ago was reading blogs on this very matter, I chose to present … Continue Reading