When Did “Happy” Become a Bad Word?

Last week, my best friends sat around my dinner table, the conversation consisting of the usual topics – puppies on the Internet, the best “Hotline Bling” spoof (obviously the Mr. G version), and how terribly, absolutely, horrendously HORRIBLY our lives are going. It’s the first thing you bring up when you run into someone on the … More When Did “Happy” Become a Bad Word?

7 Things to Hide and 7 Things to Talk About This Parents Weekend

It’s that time of the year again, folks: Parents Weekend! We all know what that means… Free food, probably a new shirt or two, and the first serious deep clean of your room since you moved in. So, in celebration, here’s a quick rundown of the s#!t you gotta hide and s#!t you should talk about while you enjoy that … More 7 Things to Hide and 7 Things to Talk About This Parents Weekend

131 Days and Counting

Mental illness is personal, it’s isolating, and it’s scary. Those who suffer often feel trapped in their own skin, like the things they’ve gone through are theirs and theirs alone. Be open to hearing their stories and open to encouraging others to share theirs. Here’s Elyssa’s story. ** Video is courtesy of The What I … More 131 Days and Counting

Why I’m Scared Social Media Could Ruin My Relationship

I never thought of myself as the “relationship type.” Not because I don’t know how to put someone’s needs in front of my own – I’ve just honestly never thought I’ve had the time. But long before I met my current girlfriend, I wondered how having a very public relationship via social media could possibly … More Why I’m Scared Social Media Could Ruin My Relationship

Okay, I’m Ready For My Abroad Friends To Come Home

Hi! Remember me? You know, your friend who encouraged you to live out your dreams in that amazing place halfway across the world? Well, I was right… but now, I’d really like to encourage you to come back. Why is no one publicly expressing the longing desire for their abroad friends to come home? I … More Okay, I’m Ready For My Abroad Friends To Come Home