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Monthly Archives: September 2013



By Natasha Leibel How My Father’s Death Made Me A Better Person

Anyone who has been with someone who is taking their last breath knows it changes you forever. However, I would never have guessed that through all the sadness, grief and devastation that death brings, I would be a better person because of it.  When my…


By Alyssa Tanaka A Letter To The Burden That Is Me

My dearest friend, Today I made an almost fatal error. I stood on the precipice of life itself, and had convinced my soul that my despair outweighed my fear of the permanence of death. I know you’ll look at me with confusion, heartache, maybe…


By The Purple Fig Leadership Gender Gap Still An Issue

To celebrate Women’s History Month (only a few days left!), The female empowerment campaign ActuallySheCan, asked millennial women what they think and how they feel about leadership.  Though women earn 58% of collegiate degrees, and they hold most of the professional level jobs, women are…




By Marquis Matson Why Travel Isn’t The Answer

I know, in the Decade of Travel it seems a bit blasphemous to make a title that might advise against it, right? But I can’t help but give a slight eye roll every time I see yet another article or another Instagram post that…


By Nikki Bergen Struggling With Infertility? You’re Not Alone.

This might be the most personal I’ve ever gotten online. I can remember shaking with nerves when this video interview was first posted to YouTube. See, I’m supposed to be the one inspiring others with health and wellness – sharing pictures of perfect kale…


By Jade Bartlett I Have Something I Want To Tell You

I want to tell you that lately, I haven’t been doing so great. I want to tell you that I exist on a spectrum of emotion (and lack thereof), and how it is constantly teeter-tottering from one extreme to the next. With me, there…