Self-Improvement

30 Day Challenge: Combat Self-Deprecation

30 Day Challenge: Combat Self-Deprecation

Since posting about self-deprecation, I’ve had people tell me how encouraging it was. A lot of them didn’t even know they were hurting themselves until they read it. One of my friends said, “I totally do that self-deprecation thing to be humble.” She has a really hard […]

How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

People ask me all the time, “How can you be happy when life just sucks sometimes?” For some reason, they think I’ll know the answer. The thing is, I have hardships just like anyone else. I don’t think that means my life sucks. Life is […]

Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

I try to see I see myself as a generally happy person, but sometimes I seriously struggle. This winter has been a rough one for me. I’ve been away from family for a long time, and after the holidays were over, it felt like a long […]

Learning to Handle Self-deprecation

Learning to Handle Self-deprecation

One night, my friend broke down in tears after waiting for a date that never showed up. After a lifetime of being her own worst enemy, her negative thoughts took over. “I’m fat.” “I have a greasy face.” “No one will ever love me.” She cried for […]

Rediscovering Silence

Rediscovering Silence

With the distraction of school, two jobs, and a social life, I find that it is easy to forget to take quiet moments and reflect. I have found that my hectic schedule has held me back from my goals. Don’t get me wrong. Most of […]

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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” Oscar Wilde

How to Entertain Yourself on a Solo Road Trip

How to Entertain Yourself on a Solo Road Trip

In preparation for a 24 hour long road trip spanning over 1600 miles, I looked at at least 20 blogs and websites, looking for ideas for entertaining oneself on a solo trip. I was disappointed to find none of them had any tips I liked. […]

Winter Confessions

Have you been infected with the winter blues? The weather seems to shape up, you roll down the windows and then you’re breathing frozen air again. Most people leave the blankets in the morning, rush to the heated car, to the warm workplace and back […]

How to Find a Hike Anywhere

How to Find a Hike Anywhere

If you’re like me, you love finding hikes while you travel. Sometimes it’s frustrating to see so many opportunities for hiking but to not know where to look for an actual trail. Finding a hike can be difficult, especially finding the right one. The more obvious […]

New Month’s Resolutions

New Month’s Resolutions

I’m finally going to take that trip to Europe. I’ll finally write that book. I resolve to exercise more. How many resolutions are made without being fulfilled? The key to making resolutions one completes is in the timeliness of the goal. Have you resolved to […]