Gods bless essay exams. If not for them, I’m fairly certain I would never have passed a single test. And I certainly wouldn’t have gotten into college, seeing as the following essay was the only reason a guidance counselor decided my otherwise unimpressive application was worth a second glance. Okay, I don’t actually have a […]
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We need a new definition of love. One that is based on mutual respect and healthy boundaries. And we need to stop accepting anything less. To help you recognize and dismantle unhealthy patterns in your own life, here is a list of common manipulation tactics that are all too often accepted as “normal” relationship behaviors
Aside from the fact that she was Jewish and had been forced into hiding to forestall being killed by Nazis along with the rest of her family, we were practically twins.
It was just after 2 PM when I arrived in Tarragona, Spain. I had been traveling since early morning, and was absolutely ravenous. “First order of business,” I told myself, readjusting my enormous backpack, “find something to eat.” Sounds straightforward enough, right? I was soon to discover that, in Spain, the siesta is in full […]
I thought of myself as a “friendship expert” until I realized my life didn’t pass the Bechdel Test. Top 3 friendship lessons for women.
**UPDATE** Read the published version on Positively Positive! I am the worst kind of people-pleaser. I’m a downright people-appeaser. When I was in second grade, for example, I was so terrified of interrupting my teacher during story time that I refused to even ask if I could go to the bathroom, even though I had […]
My best friend Maryann and I love to travel. But after her diagnosis with a chronic, life-threatening illness, we had to make some adjustments. Here’s what we learned.
How is Swiss Cheese like a spiritual experience? They’re both holy and can lead to life-saving epiphanies.
How does a girl with terrible grades end up graduating with honors from a prestigious liberal arts university? Moxie, that’s how.