Thank you for understanding: Grieving the mom I’ll never have

You ever have those nights were you're thinking about something and you can't go to sleep because of it? You fall asleep for what seems like a minute, and wake up thinking about the same thing again. That was me, the night I wrote my piece about grieving the mother I'll never have. (Read it…

22 daily self-love affirmations that can change your mindset

Affirmations are life changing! Or at least, situation changing... They can shift your mind frame from "everything sucks" to "I got this!" so I start my day with them every morning to boost my confidence and make the day a great one. I either listen to self-affirmations through audio or I read the affirmations I've…

The joys and pains of moving to a new city alone

Moving to a new city is stressful, even more so when you do it alone. I've heard people say "you can reinvent yourself" or "you get a clean slate" but for me, I want to be the same person wherever I go. To me, having a clean slate means having to start all over again…

Michelle Obama’s smile helped me accept mine

For so long my smile has been my insecurity. It's not straight, it's not perfect. I had a guy tell me he'd be with me if it was straight and perfect. You know when you're breaking up and you yell all the bad things you've been holding on to. I wore braces from 8th grade…

Boy Crazy: You don’t need a man to be whole

We've all been there. Dancing in the middle of the club with your head on the swivel trying to see who's checking you out. Or how about my fave, getting dressed up to go sit at a bar and hope Prince Charming "randomly" sits next to you and sweeps you off your feet. Been there.…