On Selfies, and Self-Love

On Selfies, and Self-Love

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig I have a mole on my forehead; it’s been there my whole life. I barely have an upper lip. My ears are lopsided and I have a few dark...
Step One to Inner Peace

Step One to Inner Peace

I have been focused on growth for as long as I can remember. I used to spend my time walking to and from work trying to think up an exit strategy for my life. Everyday, in the morning and in the afternoon, each walk consoled by a cup of coffee and a cigarette that...
How Volunteering Abroad Changed My Life

How Volunteering Abroad Changed My Life

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi I was about to board a plane, and I was terrified. Not because I was afraid of flying — because I was afraid of what awaited me at my destination. “I could turn around...
Embracing My Individuality

Embracing My Individuality

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out?” – Oliver James Nearly 15 years ago, I made the decision to shave off all my hair despite knowing very well that I would be going against the grain and belief that a woman’s hair is her...