pulling the plug: complete disconnection on an under-developed island

There’s something to be said about complete disconnection. Disconnection not of your choosing, that happens spontaneously. Imagine all the means to contact anyone you love […] Read More

steps to take when explaining mental illness to others

“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes…” What a great-sounding but impossible suggestion. We can muster all our empathy and strength, but we can never […] Read More

accept being single on Valentine’s Day

Every year, we come upon this day and fall into two categories: loving or hating Valentine’s Day. More often than not, our opinion is based […] Read More

you’ve got mail: Christmas cards and thoughtful acts

My family every year still writes and sends out Christmas cards to friends and family. The whole Shutterfly-type photo collage and a highlight reel of […] Read More

Putting the REAL in Relationships

Remember the days of middle school and high school where all you wanted was to fit in? To make a friend group that portrays your […] Read More