By Heidi Priebe
I was just ghosted for the first time.
It’s not that I’ve never had a relationship end ambiguously. We’ve all had those first few uncomfortable dates where we know that a third isn’t coming. When the passion wanes and the texting peters off — where a natural end follows an unsuccessful middle. That seems comfortable to me. It always has.
But for the first time ever this year, I experienced the full ghosting experience — of meeting someone I was crazy about, feeling an intense connection with them, being altogether sure that the feelings were mutual —…
By Koty Neelis
When you meet someone who comes from a broken family you probably won’t know it right away. They’ll do their best to blend in, to watch their words, to make sure they seem like everyone else. It’s a habit they’ve picked up over the years. How easy it is to look like all the rest. How easy it is to perform the same dance and routine.
Wear the right clothes. Say the right things. Don’t let your guard down. Never allude to the fact there’s something missing.
And what is missing? It’s the question that continues to…
By Nikita Gill
To be happy is the goal that most people in this world strive for, but very rarely achieve. How can you possibly be happy every day, every second, every moment? Truth is, you can’t. You can’t because you are human and you are subject to experiencing a myriad of emotions — every feeling you could possibly imagine and more.
The feeling of complete happiness is as elusive as the elixir of eternal youth. But feeling a little happier every day? Now that is entirely possible. Being a positive person? That is entirely possible too. As life passes…
By Ryan Holiday
We all try to be productive. We all have lots of stuff that we need to get done, for work, for our art, for our families. This is all good.
So maybe you’re too busy to get it all in. To write the book you’ve been meaning to write. Too busy to get to the gym. Or just drowning in email and want it to end. It doesn’t have to be that way. The right productivity tweaks can get you where you need to be–to help you get more done without adding more to your plate.
By Kim Quindlen
People are always going to tell you how to feel, how to think, how to react, how to believe, how to choose.
People are always going to tell you how to live your life.
Sometimes the advice is helpful, sometimes it’s coming from people whom you admire and people whom you care about. Sometimes it’s not. Regardless of who it’s coming from, they can say whatever they want — but at the end of the day, you’re the person who will most directly live with the consequences of whatever decision you make.
At the end of the…
By Bianca Sparacino
“I think it’s funny how that works,” she said.
“We walk around with these masks. We hide away the parts of ourselves that make us human — the parts that have built us into who we are today, the parts that are the cornerstones of our stories, our lessons, our scars. We tuck away the things that we feel ashamed of — the mistakes we have made, the people we have hurt, the hearts we have walked away from when we should have stayed.
And we ache. My god do we ache; but we never acknowledge the…
By Brianna Wiest
Some people call it the Beyoncé technique: to keep quiet about your goals until they are achievements. The truth is that there is immense power in quietly pursuing your dreams, even though it may not seem as impressive on the surface. Here, what it looks like when someone is doing just that.
1. Keeping to yourself. Maybe you sometimes spend Friday nights working on projects. Maybe you put traveling over home ownership; maybe you put your 10,000 hours over swiping on another dating site. …
By Kelly Peacock
Is it a coincidence that the first day of spring and the beginning of Aries season falls on the same day? Winter has been taking a toll on all of us, and finally, the feeling of warmth is creeping in and making us feel good.
(March 21–April 19)
With your confidence and energy, you know you’re going to get the things you want during this time because this is your season! Sure, your can-do attitude is admirable, but you don’t want to jump head first into a relationship. …
By Bianca Sparacino
The love you find within yourself will be yours forever. However, I know that the journey back home to yourself, the journey towards being comfortable, and at peace, on your own, and learning how to hold your own heart, and hold your own space, in a way that doesn’t scare you, but rather, in a way that empowers you, isn’t easy.
By Brianna Wiest
If you are someone who is worried that they will never get their life together, your fear is clouding your vision.
These words will bring you back to clarity.
If you are someone who is worried that they will never get their life together, it means that despite all of your disbelief, and through all of your confusion, and though you feel so lost in this moment, you still know that there is another life calling to you, and waiting for you.
You know you are meant for more, and capable of more.
If you are someone…