So, what is the point of feeling better about yourself? Is life truly some sort of competition where you have to beat people at everything?
To Be A Rock And Not To Roll: Classic Rock Teaches Us To Chill TF Out
Something special about many classic rock songs is that there are elements of mortality and nihilism that are hard to ignore if you actually listen to the lyrics. Simply put, these songs scream the idea that life is meaningless, and we're all going to die, so stop worrying about petty sh*t.
Controling our flaws doesn’t make us powerful. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s as if our need to control our flaws has power over us.
The Journey to Ending Racism Is Fueled by Empathy
Empathy is one of my favorite topics to blog about, as I genuinely believe it can solve many social issues, including racism. Many people struggle with empathy, so this solution is not a quick fix.
8 Life Lessons for My Future Children
It’s your mom here and I’m excited to share some lessons that I’ve learned over the years. I hope you aren’t too embarrassed by the fact that I ran a blog called “Awkward AF” back in 2020, but I won’t hold my breath.
5 Awkward Truths About Gossiping
I am not trying to change the world or bash those who need to rant about their mother-in-law over a glass wine.
The Universe As a Higher Power
When you desire something that you cannot obtain through your own actions, what do you do? Do you ask a higher power — a controller of all things we can’t control?
Re-living Those Awkward Mistakes
Do you ever lie awake at night, recalling awkward or detrimental memories?
Social Media: The COVID-19 Handbook We Don’t Need
With more time on our hands, many of us turn to social media and use it as our handbook to guide us out of this pandemic and to adapt to social distancing.
Empathy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
I'm writing this blog for those of you who've just had enough of people these past few weeks.
I Promise to Stop Guessing When Things Will Settle Down (and You Should Too)
Some days may be harder than others, but never underestimate your power to adapt to this new lifestyle as well as to the direction and distance of the road ahead.
Stregnth in Solitude
The process of overcoming an obstacle forces us to adapt to uncomfortable situations. And that alone makes us stronger.
This Will End
While we don’t have much control over the disease itself, we have the power to turn on little lights in this dark time.
Young Adulthood Binge Drinking Pressures
Once I turned 21 and alcohol became easily accessible, drinking became an anti-climactic activity. Sure, I’ll drink from time to time to celebrate and socialize (had a blast at karaoke last week!), but overall, I don’t think drinking in large quantities benefits your mind, body, or soul.
There are many rules and expectations we learn when it comes to love. From gender roles in a relationship to the age you should get married. Most of these guidelines point you to one goal, to reproduce.
In a relationship, many of your actions impact your partner. It’s like you are in this together or something. Your partner’s concerns become your concerns.
Love in the Age of Digital Communication Part 1: TMI
Systems that increase our visibility exist in our world so that people act in ways that fall in line with social norms. So when someone acts out of line (i.e., liking suggestive Instagram photos), they are exposed, and relationship issues may arise.
My Favorite Songs About Love and Relationships
Haha surprise! Today, I’m keeping it light so all of you can recover from the heavy mess I made in my blog post from yesterday: Love Is a Labor: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy.
Love is a Labor: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy
We paint such a beautiful picture of love while undermining the struggle. Love comes at a considerable cost, and we should be prepared!
Relationship Expectations: Where Do They Come From?
I think of relationship expectations are contagious
The (Ceaseless) Pursuit of Happiness
We subconsciously want things that are unattainable because the pursuit of them will never end. In a way, wanting something you can’t have is a safe bet that will keep you moving while providing meaning to life. We all need something to do, right?
Taking the Scenic Route
As a 27-year-old, I don’t pretend to be an expert at life. However, I think there is a lesson here. I believe there are many areas of life where should consider taking the scenic route. In my experience, taking the scenic route has almost always resulted in a much higher reward. In my dad’s case, taking the scenic route to Pittsburgh leaves him with a few extra dollars to buy himself a cup of coffee at Starbucks or whatever. That’s his reward! Remember, rewards can be big or small.