What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Struggled With Depression


By Maggie Winkler

The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that one conversation can save a life. It’s true. But starting that conversation or knowing how to continue it can be terrifying. We don’t have the vocabulary built into our culture, so it’s easy to feel that we are not equipped to help someone in distress. Even though we don’t like to talk about suicide, we need to for the sake of those we love who may be suffering. Continue reading

5 Boots You Need For Fall


By De Elizabeth

Let’s face it, one of the greatest things about fall is the clothes. If it weren’t for all the cute fall fashion, it might as well just stay summer forever. There’s just something about wearing over-the-knee-boots with skinny jeans and a big blanket scarf (while obviously holding a Pumpkin Spice Latte and stepping on crunchy leaves. Right? Right.) In honor of fall finally arriving, here are five pairs of boots that you’ll be lusting over in no time. Continue reading

An Intimate Look At Fertility Awareness

fam-article By Kristina Leigh

After 15 years of being on birth control I’ve decide to ditch the hormones and say hello fertility awareness method or “FAM”. Sayonara hormones! Goodbye progestin.

In an era that lauds tech speed and efficiency over all else, the choice to switch off hormonal birth control was a difficult one for me to make. Birth control is easy and worry free. Pop a pill in the morning or get a shot in your hip every three months and you’re done. Hakuna Matata folks. Continue reading

Why Women Need To Have a Healthier Relationship With Fitness and Diet


By Fiona Thomas

Today is officially named “National Women’s Health and Fitness Day.” And although I’ll definitely exercise today, I’ll be damned if I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and start cutting carbs and increasing my cardio in the name of a “national holiday”. Don’t get me wrong, I love that there is an entire day dedicated to encouraging women to lead healthier lives and become more active, but how in this age of infinite, conflicting information can I define what “healthy” actually is?  Continue reading

Can Season 6 of Once Upon A Time Recapture the Magic?


By Casey Rose Frank

I’ll admit that when I first heard the premise for Once Upon A Time I was a little wary. Fairytale retellings have the potential to go so very wrong, favorite characters becoming twisted by poor storytelling. But in the first season of OUAT instead of flipping things too much, the writers breathed new life and new depths into our favorite heroes, heroines, and villains. Continue reading