Nine Perfect Strangers: Liane Moriarty Tackles our Unfaltering Quest for Self-Betterment

You know that you’ve found yourself a distinguished read when upon unsticking the resistant new cover from the first page, you opt to make a trip to the place of its very origination, even if it happens to be on the other side of the world. To briefly rewind about half a year into theContinue reading “Nine Perfect Strangers: Liane Moriarty Tackles our Unfaltering Quest for Self-Betterment”

Ghosted: Rosie Walsh’s Thrilling Twist on the Commonplace Phenomenon

When asked what had inspired her to embark on this topic of twenty-first century “ghosting,” Rosie Walsh attests, “I wanted to write about a universal dilemma – an experience that almost all of us have had, but few of us have been able to navigate successfully. Then, one evening, I had dinner with a friendContinue reading “Ghosted: Rosie Walsh’s Thrilling Twist on the Commonplace Phenomenon”

Education: An Overtly Underestimated Weapon

Education is an eminently underestimated weapon. Reflecting on my personal schooling experience, I am a tad ashamed at the thought of my complaining over an impending essay or exam. I lament the two classes I skipped in college (even more so after dividing my annual tuition by the number of classes held in those twoContinue reading “Education: An Overtly Underestimated Weapon”

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

I was always getting into trouble growing up. Nearly every dinner, I was sent to my room for something. One night, my butt only slightly brushed the cold bench where my sister and I sat every night for dinner, when I was asked to return to my bedroom. Oftentimes, I rolled my eyes and reluctantlyContinue reading “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead”

Girl, Wash Your Face: Recognize the Privilege to Rise Above and Discover Your Inner-Hero

In its simplest form, feminism is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, or organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Despite the overarching generality of this definition, feminism looks incredibly discordantly for diverse groups of women around the world. White feminism, an appellation surrounding feminist theories or movementsContinue reading “Girl, Wash Your Face: Recognize the Privilege to Rise Above and Discover Your Inner-Hero”

Get Over Your Damn Self: Harnessing Your Inner Fire to Succeed

I find my value in involvement and success. I was that person in high school. President of the Model United Nations organization, captain of both the girls’ field hockey and track teams, editor of our school newspaper, board member of a non-profit organization, and salutatorian of our graduating class. At Boston College, I was theContinue reading “Get Over Your Damn Self: Harnessing Your Inner Fire to Succeed”

The Hot Young Widows Club: Living Alongside the Melody

I dreamt of my late grandfather last night. We were on a tube, floating serenely down a river together. P.S. do you ever have a dream and then think to yourself, how on earth is my mind contriving these thoughts? The other evening, I was skiing down mountains of ice-cream. Anyways, in this particular dream,Continue reading “The Hot Young Widows Club: Living Alongside the Melody”

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: Reinvest Your Energy

Let’s start with a little meditation / self-reflection. Grab a writing utensil and something to write on (scrap paper, napkin, personal journal; whatever floats your boat). Now, jot down the 10 things that are perturbing your mind in this very moment. As little or small as it may be, write it down. Now, take aContinue reading “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: Reinvest Your Energy”

In Praise of Difficult Women: The Reinvention of “Acting Like a Lady”

Cross your legs. Quiet down. Hold your tongue. You need more makeup. Put on a nice dress. Don’t get dirty. Smile. Be more ladylike. We’ve all heard at least one of the above phrases, even if they aren’t directed at us. I know I have heard all of them, on numerous occasions. And most ofContinue reading “In Praise of Difficult Women: The Reinvention of “Acting Like a Lady””

Resilience: Time to Flex

It all comes in waves. You can say that about pretty much anything in life. My bank account was egregiously low during the holiday season (gift-giving is my love language), and now that I’ve committed to cease my binge shopping on Nordstrom Rack for the next few months, the money from my paycheck flows intoContinue reading “Resilience: Time to Flex”