What Happened When I Moved to New York City Without a Plan

Before I explain the most recent and slightly insane set of decisions I’ve made in my life, I want everyone to first imagine what it feels like to jump. I’m from the country(ish) part of Pennsylvania, so growing up we all did a lot of jumping. School nights and weekends were spent seeking that small-town … Continue Reading

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6 Ways to Champion & Empower Other Women Every Day

“Empowered women empower women.” This is a quote I found, and pinned to the top of my Twitter account over a year ago. I’ll keep it there too as my life motto, until Twitter either becomes the new obsolete social media channel (R.I.P. MySpace, Vine, FourSquare, etc.) or they do away with the ‘pinned tweet’ … Continue Reading

An Open Letter to My College Self

  This is a letter to a younger version of myself in college, but each of us has our own letters. We have the lessons, insight and comical sense of reality that can only come from moving through life one day at a time.  Dear College Me, I know the future seems like a distant reality to … Continue Reading

Dear Unhappy Twenty-Somethings: What Are You Waiting For?

Disclaimer: This article may be a little crass. The intention is not to be offensive or demonstrate a lack of empathy, because everyone has a different situation. The purpose is to show a little tough love, from one peer to another, about the potential we all are capable of reaching if we start fighting for … Continue Reading

17 Ways to Make 2017 the Year of Moving Forward

As 2016 comes to a close, We are all looking forward to what 2017 will hold. Instead of waiting around for things to happen, take control and make 2017 a year of moving forward. 1. Chase the right things. A new year can be a chance for a fresh start. Maybe you spent 2016 chasing … 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

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

How I Learned to Move on From My Dream College

If you had asked me where I wanted to go to college when I was a senior in high school, I’d have told you my top choice was UConn. It was the dream college to me. I would have said I was born to be a Husky and Connecticut was where I belonged. It was … Continue Reading

11 Uncommon Pieces of Advice From a Women’s Leadership Coach

“I didn’t even recognize I was unhappy at that time. It wasn’t until I attended a women’s leadership conference myself that I understood just how much I needed a change.” I thought that was so incredible, as I sat watching my hand move at light-speed, vigorously attempting to capture every ounce of knowledge I could … Continue Reading

5 Successful People Who Struggled in Their Twenties Too

“Mark Cuban was eating ketchup and mustard sandwiches.” “What?” I said sniffing and wiping my eyes from a long day, staring in disillusionment at the abstract statements that frequently come out of my boyfriend’s mouth. “He was!” He said reassuringly, putting his arm around me and going into an explanation. “I read that when Mark … Continue Reading