The Never-Ending Story: Body Image and the Female Struggle

If you identify as a woman, you’ve done it: at one time or another — maybe even everyday — you’ve formed the shape and traced and retraced the curves of a “perfect,” flawless you in your mind. Most of us have things we’d love to change about our bodies — remove a birthmark or mole here, pinch off some stomach flab… Read More The Never-Ending Story: Body Image and the Female Struggle

Underestimating the Everyday: What Not to Miss While Visiting Japan

When you first visit a new place and your friends and family see you off, they’ll most likely send you away with light, cheesy, and sometimes outdated little “goals” they want you to fulfill. Your BFF might reply, “Have a bowl of spaghetti for me!” after you text her that you landed safely in Italy.… Read More Underestimating the Everyday: What Not to Miss While Visiting Japan

Travel Abroad Tip: Become Your Best Friend

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We all struggle to become closer to “understanding ourselves,” and to fathoming what exactly that phrase would mean for each of us. Navigating life in the twenty-first century and all the issues that accompany it for most maturing twenty-somethings, makes it difficult to interpret personal thoughts, sometimes confusing actions, and… Read More Travel Abroad Tip: Become Your Best Friend

Observations of Japanese Culture: An Outsider’s View

Americans are often poked fun at for our particular ways of looking at the rest of the world—viewing what lies beyond our red-white-and-blue painted boundaries. An American’s point of view isn’t inherently judgmental, insular, or negative, but perhaps it could be said that the average American might fulfill the stereotype of being a little ignorant… Read More Observations of Japanese Culture: An Outsider’s View