Top 25 Family Friendly Activities To Do This Fall

Fall means pumpkins, foam lattes, crimson leaves and aromas of cinnamon and chai. If you live in or around New England, you’re likely ready to go apple picking with friends or leaf peeping through Vermont. Here are the best things to do with family and friends as the leaves soon turn shades of red andContinue reading “Top 25 Family Friendly Activities To Do This Fall”

10 Healthy Habits that Promote Self Care

We’re coming up upon World Mental Health Day this Sunday, October 10! Fact: In the United States, the month of October is also national Mental Health Screening Month! To everyone reading this, I propose a challenge. Let’s start a Self Care Sunday. Every Sunday during this month, dedicate some time in your day to selfContinue reading “10 Healthy Habits that Promote Self Care”

Let’s Talk Mental Health: The History of Abnormal Psychology

Society is quick to normalize and ostracize behaviors, looks, styles, and everything else that we do. We subconsciously judge one another all the time. That poses the question: What exactly is normal? The history of the studies of abnormal psychology shows the uncertainty and lack of education around the mental health field. We’ve been tryingContinue reading “Let’s Talk Mental Health: The History of Abnormal Psychology”

Dorm Living: How to Optimize Storage

College housing doesn’t always have the best storage space, and some furniture is just too expensive to invest in. In this week’s Dorm Living advice, I’m here to show you some of my secrets in saving space AND money. The Bed Shelfie I’ve had a Shelfie since I was a freshman on a top bunkContinue reading “Dorm Living: How to Optimize Storage”

Recipe: Feta Pasta with Balsamic Chicken

One of my favorite dinner recipes to make in my dorm is this delicious feta-balsamic combination. It’s not too difficult to make, and takes about 20-30 minutes total. This recipe serves four. 1 box of pasta 2 chicken breasts or 4 thin filets 3-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper,Continue reading “Recipe: Feta Pasta with Balsamic Chicken”

8 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Serotonin

Mental health is a big topic of conversation, especially as teenagers and young adults go through big, life changes such as school and jobs. Transitional periods can be very difficult on our bodies and minds. This unbalance can cause some damage on mental health. Serotonin, besides being the “happy chemical” in our brains, does soContinue reading “8 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Serotonin”

Dorm Living: Making Healthy Choices at the Dining Hall

Welcome back to the Dorm Living Series… let’s talk food. Worried about the dreaded “freshman fifteen” or just trying to stick to that nutritious lifestyle while heading back to school? Here’s how to recognize what you’re eating and avoid unhealthy choices with food that you aren’t preparing yourself. Be Careful With Self-Serve Options COVID limitedContinue reading “Dorm Living: Making Healthy Choices at the Dining Hall”

Dorm Living: Having Your Own Kitchen for the First Time

Welcome back to the Dorm Living Series! As a rising junior, I’m so excited to be moving into a new suite with a fully equipped kitchen. Now, you don’t have to be a chef to see the benefits of this. Let’s get into everything you may need to know about having a kitchen at yourContinue reading “Dorm Living: Having Your Own Kitchen for the First Time”

Dorm Living: How to Maintain and Balance Schedules

College can be a little overwhelming when it comes to balancing homework, classes, social activities, meals, working out, and making time for self care. If you also have a part-time job while being a student, it can make balancing your time just that much more difficult. Here are a few tips for staying on topContinue reading “Dorm Living: How to Maintain and Balance Schedules”

The 4 Best Pizza Shops in Florence, Italy

The fresh, fulfilling pizza in Italy is unlike anything you’ll find in the United States. It lacks the deep-dish grease that turns your stomach, and can actually be considered one of the healthy options in the Mediterranean diet. Where to Get Mouth-Watering Pizza in Florence While I was in Florence, many of the small shopsContinue reading “The 4 Best Pizza Shops in Florence, Italy”