You’re life is hectic to say the least. You’ve got multiple jobs, numerous leadership positions, mounds of class work, the girls, the boys and no time for yourself. Just like Lois Lane, it seems you have everything on the outside, but your life is missing one essential element - sanity!
Even though college is the perfect place to try a little bit of everything, sometimes we take it to the extreme. Between building the perfect resume and trying to get the best out of the college experience, a young woman needs a breather. We can quickly lose sight of what is really important like finding out who we really are and how to be us at our best.
Well, consider this blog your handy dandy, never fail sidekick. Your how to guide to surviving the stress of being an all-around overachiever and an arena for all the things a superwoman needs to be saved.
From the creams to cover up those under eye puffs after late night studies (or drinks) to motivational mantras to keep you as sane as any superwoman can pretend to be. For the fabulous days when buildings are jumped in one fowl swoop to the intense times when Kryptonite is near, we will be here with our advice, from one superwoman to another. So, put on some Alicia Keys and let someone else do the talking for a change!
See you in the skies…
Exercise is a very democratic part of life. No matter how thin, firm or healthy you are, you still need to do it, young and old alike. Without exercise, it’s just a matter of time before the pull of gravity takes its toll and turns muscle into flab and makes skin begin to sag. So finding time for regular workouts is a true equalizer, whether in a gym or a pool, on a yoga mat or a bike, in front of a trainer or video monitor, everyone needs to fit it in.delicious | digg | technorati
Exercise is a very democratic part of life. No matter how thin, firm or healthy you are, you still need to do it, young and old alike. Without exercise, it’s just a matter of time before the pull of gravity takes its toll and turns muscle into flab and makes skin begin to sag. So finding time for regular workouts is a true equalizer, whether in a gym or a pool, on a yoga mat or a bike, in front of a trainer or video monitor, everyone needs to fit it in.
We've all heard that in order to have a friend, you have to be a friend. I've recently discovered that this basic principle applies to all kinds of relationships: with family, with co-workers and with significant others.
Relationships are not one-sided. They are supposed to be an equal game of give-and-take. If you're in a relationship and you feel like you are doing all the giving or all the taking, it isn't healthy.
I have been hanging out with my ex the last few weeks, and I realized quite a few things. First of all, I wasn't really sure what he liked about me because everything I am passionate about, he would criticize or mock. I got really tired of apologizing for liking SATC & writing for blogs. Secondly, I realized that I felt pretty good when I was with him – but as soon as we were apart, I felt empty. I felt like I had given a lot of myself to him and wasn't getting very much back.
However, there is one surefire way to ensure that your relationship leaves you feeling satisfied, happy and full of energy (not depleted of it): You need to be the lover you would like to have. That means that you need to be forgiving, give your lover space & be supportive.
You need to realize that you have to have your own life & you have to let your sweetiepie lives theirs, too. And if your significant other doesn't do the same for you? Get out. Relationships should make you feel amazing, energized & whole. You should never feel like you have to give up a part of yourself to make someone else happy.
hope all you lovely girls are having an amazing summer & are not letting anyone – friends, boyfriends, school, work – take the pleasure out of your everyday life!
"There’s nothing I hate more than computer generated animals, and let me tell you, "Narnia" is full of them. In the end, however, this installment of the Chronicles of Narnia won me over for several reasons..."delicious | digg | technorati
On any given day, I'm "plugged in" to some kind of technology for the majority of the hours I'm awake. From surfing the internet when I'm supposed to be sending out faxes at work (oops!), to watching re-runs of A Shot At Love while simultaneously listening to my workout playlist on my blinged-out iPod, to chatting up my BFF's on the celly as I write papers for my summer English classes on my brand new Macbook – I'm an absolute technology junkie.
According to research published in the journal Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, I could quite possibly actually be addicted to all that technology. The research stated that the internet in particular can actually "promote addictive behaviors". Another paper published in 2007 in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology proposed that internet addiction is on par with other severe addictions such as gambling and sex and kleptomania.
Although "internet addiction" isn't an official diagnosis just yet, several researchers warn that people who can't sit through an entire movie without checking their text messages might be at risk. Other symptoms of technology addiction eerily resemble the symptoms of other serious addictions, such as neglecting other responsibilities, craving the addiction, hiding how much you use the addictive object and a tendency to become irritable when the object is not available (like, when you call your cable company a gazillion times when you can't sign on AIM!)
Want to learn more about technology addicton? Check out the article at LIveScience here.
Date rape is an obvious issue on college campuses. With all the booze, bars and lack of authority figures, many girls are forced to make decisions about their bodies for the first time. And sometimes, things can go terribly wrong.
And when things do go wrong, the victim is left feeling completely powerless. Not only were they victim to a horrendous crime, there is often a serious stigma attached to reporting a rape. Women may feel ashamed, scared, embarrassed and dirty – and the last thing they want to do is call up the local PD or hospital right after experiencing such an intense physical and psychological trauma. And to have to decide immediately whether to press charges? Not as simple as it sounds.
But there is now a federal requirement that says states must fund what are called "Jane Done rape kits." Basically, these "hospital-administered kits that are sealed and identified with a number, not a name" will give the victims the opportunity to study up and take time to decide whether to prosecute the offender. All the information about the rape will remain in the sealed "kit" if they decide to press charges--but they are not pressured to make the decision on the spot.
Read more about the rape kits at CBS here.
Allyson Leak has been designing jewelry since she was a child, and that passion has paid off. She now has very own business that has attracted the attention of celebrities! Read on to learn about this success story.delicious | digg | technorati
The last few days my friend has been feverishly texting me the latest gossip in the celebrity circle, including her disbelief over the unpredictable wedding between international pop diva, Mariah Carey, and the comedian/actor Nick Cannon. I happen to think they make a cute couple, but I too was very surprised by the union.
Anyway, gossip is a natural cycle of our lives. Whether you're analyzing a friend's decision with another friend saying, "can you believe she did that?", or reading tabloid magazines about your favorite celebrities - it's all gossip.
Before you vow to cease gossiping or get embarrassed, gossip can actually be good for you. A study was done several months ago by Frank McAndrew from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois surveying college students' attitudes on fictional stories and how likely they were to repeat the information.
Apparently, if you find out bad news about someone you absolutely can't stand you're more likely to share the gossip maliciously, but if it's about a friend, you're inclined to share it if it's good news. And of course we're much more critical on the decisions and actions of those we don't know like high profile famous icons.
Also, as humans psychologically gossip helps us bond with others and develop common beliefs and ideas. However, McAndrew also said as a disclaimer that gossip is only good when it helps us socially, so no it's still not okay to run off at the mouth at the first hint of a juicy story that you're sworn to secrecy not to repeat.
An interesting experiment to do is pay attention to your daily conversations and think about how many times you're simply repeating information you've heard from other people. Chances are you talk about others more often that you think.