Tag Archives: advice

Masturbation Positively Affects You More Than You Think

This post was created in partnership with TENGA. This past weekend my friends at TENGA invited me back to the yearly Sex Expo to learn about their second United State(s) of Masturbation survey and also offered me the chance to pick Dr. Chris Donaghue’s brain about TENGA’s findings, which is what I looked forward to […]

One More Round

Trevor Noah says, “One of the best things I ever learned was boxing. My trainer kept drilling into me: ‘Understand that I’m going to hit you in the face. You can’t get angry about it because then you’ll stop thinking rationally. I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to win.’ It’s a fantastic mind […]

Our Friend’s Relationships Are Not Our Own

I sat with my friends in college talking about our dating lives. We discussed how we hoped we’d actually like whoever was lucky enough to date our friend – approve of them. After all, if our friends are our true soulmates, then shouldn’t we approve of who they end up with? But as my friends’ […]

Try Harder

I believe people are doing you a disservice in your career when they tell you to expect what is historically standard. Does that mean I shouldn’t want more for myself? Everyday there are people breaking new ground and defying the norms and expectations set for them. Is this person telling me that I can’t be one of them?

Brunch Talk

….She told me over dinner Thursday — you never want to think that you’re the cuter one in a couple. You want people to tell you that, but you don’t want to think that yourself.

I Didn’t Come Here to Sit Back

I struggle with carving out a place of my own when starting a new job or joining a new team, because many dynamics are already established. I don’t feel like I belong at work until people are trusting me to get things done on my own, or I’m doing those little things that make people […]

Coworkers Don’t Want to Hear Your Excuse

Going into the second week of my new job still felt like the honeymoon stage where my team and I gushed over each other and wondered how we ever worked without each other. However, there came the day that week where I mishandled an assignment and the honeymoon ended. Whenever we make a mistake at work, […]

Moving forward

It’s in my nature to be ecstatic for personal change, but I also worry about making a mistake. I repeat “I’m nervous, but I’m excited” when talking to others. However, I should only be saying “I’m excited for this opportunity.”

23 in the Headlights

When we’re younger our minds start to protect us before we know how to. I mentally guarded myself from the world, even family. I needed these invisible bars around me. The world seemed scary and harsh; family felt trite; friendship felt fleeting; love difficult. Without knowing it, I needed the ability to define the world around […]

Wake-Up Call Wednesday: Your Story

“It takes work to show up for your own story and show up for the dream and vision you have for yourself. Or even to have the courage to have those visions and dreams… The people that I like to be around are people who are willing to do the work and be self-reflective and […]