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”

Dorm Living: The Ultimate Back-to-School List

Welcome back to the Dorm Living Series. August is now in full swing, and students are eager to get back on campus in just a few weeks! Whether you’re just starting college, moving in to a dorm room for the first time, or are ready to come back to campus after summer, let this guideContinue reading “Dorm Living: The Ultimate Back-to-School List”

Dorm Living: The Roommate “Scaries”

Welcome to the start of the Dorm Living Series! Let’s face it, we all have problems with people we live with – no matter the relationship. Whether you’re moving in with new people or going back to school with your closest friends, here’s some first-hand advice from someone who’s lived with a few different people.Continue reading “Dorm Living: The Roommate “Scaries””

My Go-To, Healthy Choice for Pre-Workout Energy

I’ve been trying to be more active and live healthier this summer. One energy drink, Celsius, has helped motivate me to do so. Recently, I’ve been drinking a Celsius before doing an at-home cardio workout. I’ve found that it has immensely increased my stamina and my desire for exercising. What is it? Celsius is aContinue reading “My Go-To, Healthy Choice for Pre-Workout Energy”

Packing 101: The Little Tips No One Will Tell You Before Going Abroad

It’s not too difficult to find packing lists for most long-term trips these days, but there a few everyday things that you may not even realize you need to pack. As a girl who loves her skincare, hair care, and shopping, I’ve got you. Electronics First and foremost, electronics are a lot different in Europe.Continue reading “Packing 101: The Little Tips No One Will Tell You Before Going Abroad”

A Guide to Healthy Living in Florence, Italy

Keeping up a nutritious diet can be challenging while going abroad for several reasons. Not only is your diet changing as you’re exposed to new cuisines and cultures, but it can also be easy to get into a cycle of “treating yourself” to new treats. The purpose of this article is not to deter youContinue reading “A Guide to Healthy Living in Florence, Italy”

What I Wish I Knew Before Going Abroad

Nothing could have prepared me for my experience in Florence, because I never expected to feel that much at home in a foreign country, not knowing a single person on my trip. Was deciding to go one of the best decisions I’ve ever made? Undoubtedly yes – but that’s enough frosting on the cake. HereContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew Before Going Abroad”