How I Decided to Ditch the Scale and Celebrate Self-Confidence Instead

With New Year’s resolutions rampant in everyone’s minds, many of us are worried about the number that we see when we step on the scale. After holiday indulging and being away from our normal routines, we have the tendency to feel like we need to fix ourselves. For many years I’ve looked to the number … Continue Reading

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10 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Love

It’s the holiday season and that means it’s time to go shopping! The older you get, the harder it may be to find the perfect Christmas presents for your friends. You’ve already gotten them all of the classic friends gifts and you start to run out of ideas. And when the days start winding down … Continue Reading

16 Reasons I’m ‘All In’ Emotionally and Not Sorry About It Anymore

All or nothing. It’s a phrase that is commonly thrown around. It’s a phrase that my mind can comprehend, but my body cannot. This is what I’ve realized: I am an “all in” kind of girl when it comes to my emotions and relationships, and here’s why: 1.  I feel everything. I care too greatly. … Continue Reading

5 Tricks For Paying Off Your Student Loans Like a Pro

When the 6 month grace period ended and the time came for me to start paying off my student loans, I bought 5 containers of Ben and Jerry’s. I’m not kidding. I actually sat in front of my computer, holding back tears in panic mode, inhaling ice cream. If you’re like me, swimming in debt, … Continue Reading

An Open Letter to Anyone Who’s Lost Someone Too Soon

Dear friend, I know you’ve received your share of condolences. There have been enough letters, calls, texts, hugs and little cards on flower arrangements to last you a lifetime. I know those messages will keep appearing every time another person recognizes the hole in your life that this loss has left you with. I know … Continue Reading

30 Grey’s Anatomy Moments Everyone Can Relate To

Alright, I admit it. After 12 seasons (and half way through 13) I’m still a loyal Grey’s Anatomy fan. I’ve religiously watched this show for over half of my life. I still love it, and nothing will change my mind, no matter how many characters are killed off (though I’m definitely still upset about a … Continue Reading

Using Fitness to Combat Depression and Anxiety

“Every day begins with an act of courage: getting out of bed.” -Mason Cooley The hardest part of the day is sometimes just starting it. Getting the momentum necessary to have a productive day is a battle every single time the sun comes up. Whether you suffer from a mental illness or not, a common … Continue Reading

This is Me, Forgiving You.

Honestly, I haven’t really struggled with forgiveness much in my life. I would say that I forgive easily, and pretty much always have. I couldn’t tell you why, and it’s not to make me sound any better than anyone else for being this way. It’s just not something I have found to be incredibly difficult. … Continue Reading

What It’s Like To Suddenly Grow Up Being The Only Latina

How being uprooted from my culture has made me a better person. I am originally from Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of a childhood spent bouncing back and forth from home to Manhattan for school and family parties, I was constantly seeing other Hispanics, minorities or people of color in my day-to-day life. The … Continue Reading

When Quitting is the Best Thing You Can Do

When you hear someone use the word quit in a sentence, the first thing you most likely think of is giving up. We all do it. In fact, the word quit is usually associated with such a negative connotation in today’s society that we feel an inherent and debilitating shame for admitting that we did … Continue Reading