Anyone dressing up as one of the Once Upon A Time characters today? Continue reading
Last year, I participated in National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Despite being incredibly difficult, it was by far one of the highlights of my year. I learned a lot about myself, about writing, and about what it takes to be a successful author.
And even though I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo again this year, I’d highly recommend the experience to someone else, because it taught me so many invaluable lessons that I still use today. Continue reading
If you’re planning on hosting Trick-or-Treaters this year, you already know that you need to stock up on Halloween candy. Sure, it’s easy to run to CVS or the grocery store and buy one of those generic bags of Skittles, Reese’s Pieces, or Milky Ways, but perhaps this should be the year that you take Halloween to the next level and set yourself apart. We’ve rounded up our favorite types of unconventional candy to help make your house be the most unique on the block – although we know that you’ll probably eat more of them than the kids, and that’s okay. Take a look! Continue reading
No matter whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, everyone needs to experience traveling solo at least once. It can be a little disconcerting at first, especially if you have never done it before, but the benefits much outweigh the anxiety or worry it may initially cause. Continue reading
I don’t fit into Halloween anymore.
I’m in the awkward Halloween age where dressing up like a sexy devil or nurse would be a little uncomfortable for everyone. Early adult sexy fun Halloween isn’t right for me anymore, but yet I don’t have kids and can’t do the little people trick or treating thing. Continue reading
I think it’s safe to say that HPV is subjectively one of the most confusing and commonly misunderstood STDs. First of all, it seems to be fairly new in the mix, and while it’s always smart to use all kinds of physical protection like condoms and birth control, it seems it’s also pretty crucial to be knowledgeable about this virus. Continue reading
Naturally, we use words to describe ourselves. We write bios expressing who we are and what we love. We detail our hobbies, interests, skills, and passions, selectively sharing what we want others to know. But, what if we let some of our lesser known behaviors and habits do the talking instead? Continue reading
I do not advocate divorce. It sucks. It is a dream killer that will likely rip you into one thousand pieces.
But if you are at a point grappling whether your marriage is where you should be (and have done couples counseling, individual counseling, dealt with your own shit, given it time, and generally tried to step up and make it work), then I have something I want to tell you. Continue reading
I had a really good childhood. My parents were loving and supportive. My sister was nurturing. My brother was overprotective. And for all those reasons, I often felt happy.
I was sheltered in the best way possible, by my Iowa hometown, my close-knit family, and my loyal friends. So, feelings of sadness, shame, and loneliness came in short lived spurts. Continue reading