Break-Up Edit: My Experience with Grief + Articles + Music // Journey to Self-Love

Break-Up Edit: My Experience with Grief + Articles + Music // Journey to Self-Love

A breakup is tough. It's not like cutting a single thread with scissors, but more like a dull butter knife carving it's way through a woven rope with hundreds of threads. Each thread represents a memory, a hope, a tie to your ex. It's a slow and painful process. You may even go through the [...]

Soul Mate Wishlist // Journey to Self Love

Soul Mate Wishlist // Journey to Self Love

You're probably thinking, 'how does having a soulmate wishlist contribute to self love if you're focusing on the other person?' Well, often times if you lack self love you jump into relationships to receive love and affection without considering what it is that you truly desire. So, now I'm taking the time to think what [...]

Romanticism & Feminism: Find Authentic Love by Avoiding my Relationship Mistakes

Romanticism & Feminism: Find Authentic Love by Avoiding my Relationship Mistakes

Misconstrued Thoughts I had never dated in high school. I liked to believe that I was in control of that - that I didn't want to because boys were stupid and I was too unique. This belief actually followed through into my college years. I cut my hair to a pixie cut, and I dressed [...]

My Very First Valentine’s Date & How to Maximize your Special Dates

My Very First Valentine’s Date & How to Maximize your Special Dates

Before February 14, 2016, I've not once spent a Valentine's with a date. It isn't important to me that I do. I know that valentine's day is simply a creation out of a capitalist nation, but either way I would like to note down my first valentine's day with my boyfriend. My Experience: Preparation: I [...]

My Life Dating a Recovering(?) Alcoholic and How I Make it “Work”

   Note: This isn't a "how-to" date an alcoholic. Generally speaking, relationships will have their ups and downs, but choosing to be committed and to build a life with a recovering alcoholic will affect your life tremendously. You will get hurt, but that doesn't mean it has to stop you from being your best self [...]

Communicate with your Partner’s Love Language

  Photo credit: http://laura-makabresku.deviantart.com/art/autumn-evenings-I-325706376 There are five different types of love languages according to Gary Chapman and each person communicates with them differently. It’s important to know your partner’s love languages, so you can find the source of relationship problems and use the means to fix it. For instance, if I was to attempt to salvage [...]

5 Ways to Attract Authentic Love

5 Ways to Attract Authentic Love

9.4.15: http://laura-makabresku.deviantart.com/ So what is authentic Love? Well, I can first describe what inauthentic love is: The need to be in charge and make decisions for the other person Has rigid and unrealistic expectations of how the other person must act to be worthy of love. Attaches strings to loving and loves conditionally Puts little [...]

Post Graduation Depression and a Plan to Battle it

  (Photo Source: http://laura-makabresku.deviantart.com/art/evening-walks-531215263) Before I met the end (of school), I was excited with all the possibilities that I could take after I graduated. I thought of how I would be able to travel abroad, work full-time in a job that I love, gain independence, and start the life I always dreamt of. Now that [...]