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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Joyous During the Holidays

Tis the season! The holidays are here which means everyone is struggling with something. Whether it’s the shopping, the cooking, the travel or even just a pesky cousin, everybody feels pressure around the holidays. And as impossible as it may seem, you can find some joy.


Being Vulnerable is Actually Beautiful

The most beautiful people aren’t those who always come across as confident, successful and put together. True beauty can be found in the moments when a long day finally gets the best of you and you allow yourself to have a full-on breakdown. True beauty is admitting you made a mistake and accepting the fallout.


Find Happiness, Gain Thankfulness

In the midst of a hectic work week, a stressful project or even a slight existential crisis at age 23, I always try to find time to look at the world around me, pay attention to my breathing. and just be thankful for the fact that I am alive and well. How do I disconnect from the work emails, anxiety and exhaustion?


"So you want to teach, right?"

Getting a degree in English is not something most people are familiar with. They hear your major and boom, teaching is the only possible career that pops into their head. You know that old saying about, “If I had a nickel for every time….” Well, if I had been collecting five cents every time someone asked me if I wanted to teach, I wouldn’t have any student loans to pay off.  

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Fighting for Happiness Amidst Anxiety

I am a firm believer that you cannot fully enjoy life without struggle. After all, the struggle makes the good parts in life that much better. While attending Northern Arizona University, I ran into a lot of mental health issues. Long days of classes, homework, work, and bad relationships quietly snuck up on me…


Inside A Creative Writing Course

Being a freshman, unsure of your major, and sitting in your first day of a creative writing class, tips the anxiety scale against your favor. It was easy to sit next to a random guy with blonde hair who was chatting with the two girls next to him. It seemed a lot of people knew one another already—great.