Why Running Can Be One of the Best Forms of Therapy

I barge through my apartment door after a long and exhausting day of teaching. I indulge in an overload of carbs that have taken the form of a crisp and salty substance.┬áMaybe I'll go for a run, I tell myself in between bites of my binging. The thought and motivation goes as quickly as it … Continue reading Why Running Can Be One of the Best Forms of Therapy

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Why Knowing How to be Single is More Important Than Knowing How to be in a Relationship

On Valentine's Day of my senior year of college, I went and saw the movie "How to be Single" with one of my best girl pals from childhood. We were both single and down on love and figured it would be the kind of strong, independent female "chick flick" pick-me-up that we needed. On the … Continue reading Why Knowing How to be Single is More Important Than Knowing How to be in a Relationship

Why Black Sheep Know How to Fight the Wolves of the World

I've always felt like the black sheep in my family, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Or should I say "baaaa-d" way. Okay, I get it. My puns are terrible. Moving on. Since I was five and started obsessively drawing unicorns after watching The Last Unicorn dozens of times, I have always … Continue reading Why Black Sheep Know How to Fight the Wolves of the World

Why Anxiety is Like a Hypothetical, Mind Wrangling Ghost

Time and time again, I've heard people describe individuals with anxiety as being "dramatic" or "just wanting attention." I've heard and I've had to endure the perception that because I am an anxious being, it must be because I want everyone to pay attention to me and my problems and, hence, I need to just … Continue reading Why Anxiety is Like a Hypothetical, Mind Wrangling Ghost

Why I Don’t Listen to Older People When They Lecture Me About Tattoos

I used to think I would never get a tattoo. I never thought I would love something so much that I would want to permanently ink it on my body. I had also seen plenty of episodes of Bad Ink and would witness and observe all of the nightmarish tattoos etched onto people when they … Continue reading Why I Don’t Listen to Older People When They Lecture Me About Tattoos