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It’s Time to Redefine What Failure Means

I’m sitting in Starbucks in a strange city, staring at my planner trying to figure…

Three Women Discuss What “Feeling Stuck” Means To Them

It comes in waves, right? The highs and the lows. The moments you replay in…

My Secret Eating Disorder

I didn’t actually know it was Eating Disorder Awareness Week until I saw posts popping…

Why I Want To Be A Foster Parent

Pretty much anyone who knows me knows that, more than anything, I want to be…

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Why My New Year’s Resolution is to Strive for Imperfection

I hate New Year’s resolutions. Which is surprising, because I’ve always been a very goal-oriented…

My Mom Gave Me Pepper Spray For Christmas – Again

It was in a Christmas present labeled “To: Maggie, From: Mom” with a parenthetical that…

Why You Don’t Need to Feel Sorry for My Christmas-Born

My daughter was born early. When I first found out I was pregnant, I calculated…

Growing Up is Scarier Than Moving Halfway Across the World

In a little over a month, I’ll be in Australia. If everything goes according to…

And I Didn’t Burn the Potatoes

This is the tale of how an awkward girl without a domestic bone in her…

On Embracing My Own Mediocrity

I have trouble self-identifying with any of my hobbies. Recently, someone asked if I was…

Concert Fairy: Tour Life
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Constantly Being on Tour

I was never allowed to go to shows growing up, and I resented my parents…

It’s Ok to not be OK

I’m a planner by nature. I always have been, and I suspect I always will…

A Love Letter To Teenage Girls

Hello lovely souls, My name is Olivia, and while I’m not currently a teenage girl…

It’s Time for the World to Find Its Humanity Again

 It is safe to say that we live in a very difficult environment within our…

Dawson’s Creek: Love, Life, and Teenage Angst, Fifteen Years Later

I remember it clearly.  As a freshman in high school, every day began with band…

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The 6 Lessons I Learned While Living Alone

The media represents the quintessential millennial experience as living in a shared house or apartment…

Is Our Nostalgia Holding Us Back?

Nostalgia is a funny thing. It came up the other day in an eclectically charming…

The Reality of Dating When You’re An Emotional Masochist

By Kiran Edelstein I remember the exact moment when I found the term “emotional masochist,” and…

Disney Made Me Skinny Dip

My first exposure (ha) to skinny-dipping was “The Parent Trap.” When Annie James took the…

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Lessons Learnt Growing Up On A British Council Estate

I grew up on a British council estate, which means many of you may think…