How to Talk to Your Family About Prejudice this Thanksgiving: A Guide to Difficult Conversations

Family members don’t agree on everything, and it’s easy to get into heated arguments. It’s no secret that arguments, yelling, and excommunication aren’t the best way to have an open dialogue. I worked for several years as a science ethics teaching assistant and writing tutor, it was part of my job to point out micro … More How to Talk to Your Family About Prejudice this Thanksgiving: A Guide to Difficult Conversations

What I Learned in Four Years as an Undergraduate Student

So after four years of hard (eh) work on a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience, additional major in Professional Writing, I am graduating! As I have been M.I.A. from this blog, and somehow actually have a few readers to explain myself to, here is a nice wrap up post summarizing the finer points of my … More What I Learned in Four Years as an Undergraduate Student

2017’s Greatest Misadventures: On the Water, Trail, and Road

2017 has been an eventful year for me. I had the opportunity to experience some really amazing things, from interning at the Kellogg Biological Station to playing around in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Glacier National Park. Social media tends to give the impression that all things—travel, our personal lives, camping—are always fun and easy, … More 2017’s Greatest Misadventures: On the Water, Trail, and Road

You Are Strong

Strength is not the absence of weakness. It isn’t never being scared, or sad, or heartbroken.   Strength is not taking failure, or rejection, or grief gracefully— And it isn’t even the ability to stand after you fall.   Sometimes strength is just getting through it. And it’s not pretty, or romantic, but it’s real. … More You Are Strong

What Makes You Happy

I am going to tell you a story. It’s probably a familiar story—you’ve heard it from your mother, or aunt, or your older friend. It’s probably a story you will live if you haven’t already. This isn’t the story of how I figured out what I want in life, because I haven’t, and it isn’t … More What Makes You Happy

Make the Mistake

I don’t want to be the person to tell you that all mistakes are good, or that even the worst things you will grow from, because frankly that’s obnoxious. Maybe it is true that even the hard, sucky, parts of life make us stronger, but I don’t think telling anyone in the hard, sucky parts … More Make the Mistake