What (I Hope) To Leave in My 20's

A strange thing has happened to me in the last six months as I’ve approached 30. I’m not sure if anyone else has had this experience, but I’m often awakened at night, dreaming of a situation that occurred, or as I’m going throughout my day, a flashback of a situation drifts into my mind, or […]

Hello Fresh & Some Grievances to My Fellow Millennials

A few months ago, as my boyfriend and I were moving out of our apartment, and we found our fridge barren, we decided to use one of those coupon codes to order a box of Hello Fresh. You know, the kind of meal service which promises to replace the inconvenience of selecting recipes, trekking to […]

That No Good, Very Bad Feeling

‘Tis the season that we all spent a little too much time with our family, our co-workers, our acquaintances, and likely, someone said something that caused that No Good, Very Bad Feeling: ANGER. Our family made us ANGRY, because we told them we wanted to open presents at 10 AM, and they showed up at […]

The Subjective Identity

The Existentialists say that we identify ourselves with subjective qualities (subjective, meaning up to interpretation), while the World identifies us with objective qualities (objective, meaning undeniably true). What this insinuates is, because I experience the World through only my own two eyes, I know when and how I change, and can be forgiving and understanding […]

“I Want an InstaGram Prop–Err–I Mean a Baby”

I do not have children myself. But, as a teacher, I do come into contact with a plethora of them, and I think we can all agree that many of our societal problems would go away if we just required better parenting (wouldn’t it be a dream that every parent go through a Parenting 101 […]

Can’t I Be Just Mediocre?

This weekend, I sat (again) at another “professional development” “coaching” seminar. The seminar aimed to “amp us up” and “motivate us” to “write goals” that would “alter our futures” and help us to “dream big”. Now, don’t get me wrong. I totally support the benefits of goal setting. Setting goals allows us direction, provides us […]

Prevent Feelings, Prevent Drama

The first step in drama prevention is really to just prevent the creation of feelings in the first place. At its core, drama originates when people develop feelings–feelings they have been wronged, betrayed, lied to, manipulated; that they misjudge someone’s character, they devoted more to the relationship than what they got in return, someone else received […]

Why We Need Girl Time

The concept of the feminine genius refers to the unique and profound gifts women have to offer the world. Coined by Pope John Paul II, the movement is to recognize women as holding separate, but equally as important, gifts as men, and together, we exist in symbiotic and balanced relationships. As a female myself, while […]

Where T.V. Fails Us

This weekend, as we watched the weather report, the newscaster said, “Wow, it is going to feel like a frigid winter day! 35 degrees! Better bundle up and stay inside!” and I couldn’t help but think to myself….is this REALLY the definition of frigid? Of course, because I “trust” the network in which the weather […]