Dating imposter syndrome is real and it sucks.

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My partner and I have been together for 4 years now. We’re in a great place in our relationship where I feel an immense amount of gratitude for having him by my side. I feel completely secure and just really happy.

This is new though. Really new. When things started to get serious, like move-across-the-country-to-be-with-me-because-I-got-a-job-somewhere-else serious, that was when I started having a bit of a meltdown. The act of making the move was hard enough but how incredible he was when he got there didn’t make it easier. I’d come home from work with dinner on the table, a…


At least it made for a good story

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It would be an understatement to say that I was a boy crazy kid. Luckily, I had strict parents who kept me in check and none of my fantasies ever amounted to anything more. I was having a blast in my mind though.

When 7th grade rolled around, there was little anyone could do to stop me from flirting with whoever I was interested in. There weren’t many, but the ones who I had my eye on had my undivided attention. Nothing could interrupt my mental gaze except rejection, which unfortunately happened with all but one boy — Josh.

The…


How they’re linked and 5 ways to overcome them.

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When I graduated from college, I had dreams that felt like they were completely out of my reach. I wanted to jump straight from being a college senior moonlighting as a waitress to owning a business. I had the degree, I had the ideas, what could possibly stand in my way?

It became increasingly clear as the finish line was approaching that this was nowhere near possible and that I’d probably have to keep being a waitress for a little while, get in line to manage the restaurant, and probably go from there. When my brother heard this master plan…


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We can’t leave it completely up to the industry if we want to make a difference.

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You may have noticed that more and more industry leaders are leaning into the severity of the climate crisis and adjusting their line up accordingly. With GMC working towards exclusively offering electric vehicles by 2035, every industry has begun to reevaluate how they operate and what their place in history will be.

The beauty industry is no exception. Boasting a $532 billion valuation, you can bet there’s an environmental impact. In fact, according to Zero Waste Europe, the beauty industry produces 120 billion units of packaging every year. …


(I did not use it for pranking my siblings as the original commercial suggests.)

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When I was in high school, I had one of those extremely annoying teachers who insisted on treating us like children. She was supposed to be teaching us English but we found ourselves doing inane arts and crafts projects way too often. One such project was also an icebreaker. We were supposed to decorate a box and put 3 items in this box that represented who we were. Then we were supposed to stand in front of the class and give a short presentation on the items and their significance. It was freaking show and tell. …


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I’m immensely excited to announce the start of the dazy Book Club! The first book we’ll be digging into is Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. I bought this at a local bookstore a few weeks ago and decided it would be a great first book for the start of book club. I realize that we’re zooming through February so choosing a shorter book gives readers to go out and pick up a copy at a local bookstore and still read the book in time for the next post where we’ll discuss the book.

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Framing your mind and body into feeling excited to work out again

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I started getting into a regular routine of working out in March of 2019. I had just moved for work and found myself with a lot of free time that I didn’t have before. I decided that I would FINALLY complete Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I’d been trying to complete it for years but could never do the entire thing for 30 days straight. I could barely work out for 3 days straight to be completely honest.

I was in a different space mentally though and I really felt like I could take on the challenge. I had no…


Why do we trust the beauty counter worker turned skinfluencer?

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Like many of Skincare by Hyram’s followers, I first came across his videos during quarantine. I’ve been a YouTube beauty consumer for a few years now and I’m extremely selective about the people I watch consistently, let alone the people I actually take recommendations from.

Hyram’s appeal to me was how digestible the information was. Looking at an ingredient list is daunting enough. Imagine standing in the skincare aisle at Target reading labels and Googling ingredients until you realize you haven’t moved for 15 minutes and still have no idea if this moisturizer has that thing that dries your skin…


And how you should really be eating.

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I was first introduced to veganism in college. One of my professors clearly needed a day to herself and just put on everyone’s favorite horror film Food Inc. And yes, I was horrified but I was not swayed from my omnivorous lifestyle.

I actually tried to be a vegetarian in high school. I sat my parents down and let them know that I did not want any meat on my plate at dinner — it was the only meal I wasn’t responsible for preparing for myself. They placated me for a day and then I was served a steaming plate…

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