People have told me for as long as I can remember that I am “artistic”. “So creative!” “So knacky!” But I also had an interest in science growing up, and I felt like being an artist wasn’t a realistic ambition. I never could have predicted the immense difference between my life in my early twenties and my life now that I am a thirty-year-old creative entrepreneur...Read More
I’m Veronica and I’ve been working as a clinical therapist for roughly the past 8 years. Over the course of this time I’ve worked with a variety of individuals; children, teens, young adults, men, women and those who don’t identify as one or the other gender or identify as a different gender. On the hot topic of gender, one thing has come up time and again in my sessions, particularly with females (teens or adults alike). I very often hear females say they prefer to be friends with males because “it’s less drama” or they don’t feel judged as harshly by men. It saddens me to hear this so often and caused me to reflect on why so many hold this opinion…Read More
First off, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT & LOVED. Remember that!!
Amanda & Trisha here from LOOP Scrunchies. We have been friends since middle school, so have seen each other through many years of life and different challenges. During these crazy years, we also learned so much about life and what is important. So here we are to share our experience and a couple life tips..Read More
I think I was a cheerleader in another life.
Or perhaps a motivational speaker. Or a counsellor. There's something about me that loves to cheer on the people I love and believe in. I'm not shy about showing love. I give a lot of pep talks to friends, I write them love letters and the occasional adoring Facebook post. I will advocate for them as much as I can, because I believe in them and I want more than anything for them to succeed.
But when it comes to advocating for myself and cheering myself on to do the things that I want to do, I fail.Read More
Dear teenage me (and all teenagers listening),
It’s going to get better.
So please stop worrying.
That boy, or that girl, that pimple, that exam, those clothes, those popular people, that assignment, that party; none of it is going to matter in 5 years. Heck, none of it matters. Period.