From a very young age, we are taught to seek outside validation for all that we do. Our parents taught us whether our behaviors were pleasing or displeasing through their responses to us. As we grew older, we continued to seek this validation from our...

As human beings, we all tend to have opinions about many things. We have opinions about ourselves, other people, fashion, music, entertainment…the list is endless. Sometimes our opinions are solicited, other times they are not. We really thrive off the exchange of opinions, though we...

Go to school they said, get an education they said. People have a tendency to paint a picture of a future life for you that is meaningful, enriching, and successful. Unfortunately life does not always look like the picture that was painted for you. The...

I read an interesting article over the weekend entitled Friendship Goals. This article was very insightful and reminded me of the struggle I went through to find and secure meaningful and authentic friendships. As a child I had a best friend for every new grade....

Say hello to the old me. The scared me. The hurt me. The loud me. The abused me. The fierce me. The brave me. The doubtful me. The reckless me. The tired me. The ambitious me. The passionate me. The heartbroken me. The innocent  me....

There used to be this fire that burned deep inside of me, metaphorically speaking. It was my passion, my drive, and motivation to do anything that I put my mind to. This fire lead me to my goals, aspirations, and dreams. It motivated me to...