major life changes

The past six months have been absolutely crazy, and it doesn't look like life has any intention of slowing down anytime soon.  My own life has been full of new experiences and opportunities, some good, some scary, but all have helped me grow and understand myself better.  So this post is basically just an update…

Mental Health Screening for Students (and a life update coming soon!)

It's been a while since I've posted, but I'm back with an article I read recently. A life update is long overdue, and will be posted within the next week or so! Published on Rutgers Today, the article talks about New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway as he advocates for mental health screening for students to reach…

control freak

How many of you can relate to being a control freak? I know I can! When I was in elementary school and we did group projects, I can remember getting an uncontrollable urge to take over. I would plan out what needed to be done, doling out responsibilities like nobody's business. Of course, since my…

How To Not Suck at Public Speaking (or at least not die while trying)

Picture this. It’s Wednesday morning and your teacher has just assigned a five-minute presentation for due in a week. Cue the panicking! We’ve all been there. About 75% of the world suffers from glossophobia, or fear of public speaking (fun word, right?). When you add an anxiety disorder to your everyday life, a presentation of…

The Journey Begins

When the idea of starting a blog popped into my head one day, I didn't take it too seriously. I figured it was just another project idea. I'd spend a few days contemplating actually starting one... and then I'd forget about it. "It's too much work." "I don't have enough time." "I have no experience."…