Being Allergic to Animals

One of the most vivid memories I have from my adventures in preschool is how I found out I was allergic to all kinds of animals. I had one goal in preschool and that was becoming the Bunny Keeper. Every single time my class would go to the library, that is where Lucy’s cage is…

Tattoo Tips No One Tells You

Don’t be fooled: this isn’t your typical “tattoo tips” post. I’m not here to tell you to eat a big breakfast, and I’m certainly not here to try and guess how much a tattoo will hurt depending on where you get it. Less than a month after my 18th birthday—July 5th, 2017 to be exact (shout…

Tips on How to Overcome Homesickness

Moving to Boston was the first time I ever moved anywhere. I was born and raised in the same community. I have lived in the same house my whole life. So like you can imagine I felt stuck and I wanted to leave my small southern town. I wanted to move into a city and…

The Common Guide to Being Sick

“Aah choo,” you sneeze and you find your nose running. Your body temperature is either way too hot or way too cold. You can feel the chills of a cold tingle through your body. The cough has now turned into this aggressive battle to clear out your throat. You feel less active and the bed…

Building Your Perfect Face Skincare Routine

I spend most of my money on two things: Chipotle and skincare products. Considering my three tacos with a side of chips costs only $9, my cash mostly goes towards making my face as clear and flawless as possible. I’ve struggled with oily, acne-prone skin ever since I was a young kid. Throughout the years,…

Sunshine Equals Happiness: How to Brighten Your Mood on Gloomy Days

One of the hardest parts of adjusting to Boston was getting used to the gloomy days. In Texas, I was so used to having constant sunshine. I didn’t realize how much the sun affects my mood until I experienced many days without sun. There is a direct correlation between sunshine and happiness. Sunlight increases serotonin…

My Switch to Au Naturel Beauty Products

Since coming to school at Emerson, I have gradually been trying to switch over many of my beauty products to healthier alternatives that do not contain sulfates, aluminum, phthalates, silicone, and more. If you want to read more about the harmful effects of these ingredients, click here! I made this decision because I felt that in…

Tonsil Surgery

I used to think that everyone’s tonsils were as large as mine. I’ll save you all the scarring mental images, but they are pretty large. Large enough to the point where if they get infected, it’s hard for me to swallow food. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to enjoy my favorite…

Mooooooving On from Beef and Dairy

Animal agriculture is responsible for eighteen percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. Cattle is responsible for roughly fifty percent of those emissions. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). For years, people have turned a blind eye towards the environmental and health problems surrounding the beef and…

How to Overcome Your Fear of Going to the Gym

The gym. It seems like a scary place. It’s filled with a lot of metal contraptions and machines that are supposed to help you work out, but in reality, you have no idea how to use them. There is also the potential of working out in front of people that you know, making yourself worry…