Living with Anxiety

There are a million articles and blog posts on the internet about having anxiety. As someone who struggles with my own strain, I find solace in hearing others’ stories. It seems having anxiety is becoming the norm, and I’m not sure if that has to do with our evolving modern lives or if people are more comfortable talking about it now. Either way, it seems like most people find themselves face-to-face with the monster at some point. Even though it’s common, everyone experiences it differently. No case is exactly the same, but knowing that you’re not alone brings much needed comfort. So here…

Review of the Eyezen™ Digital Screen Protection Glasses

If you work an office job, chances are you’re probably spending a majority of your eight-hour workday in front of computer. Even on your lunch break I’ll bet you take at least a glance at your phone. Point is, we spend a lot of time staring at blue screens whether large or small. I’m completely guilty of it. Even though I’ve only been working a full-time office job for a little less than two years, I can already feel the negative impact it has been having on my health. I’m a graphic designer for a marketing agency, and that means my eyes…

Gifts for Him (Something for Every Budget!)

Men can be pretty hard to shop for. I’ve tried and failed to do the ‘surprise-gift’ thing a few times before just deciding to stick with specific lists and save the headache. However, that can suck the fun out of the Christmas spirit real quick, so I decided to consult with someone who knows a thing or two about what a man likes to receive as gifts: my husband. Here are some husband-approved gift ideas that the men in your life are sure to love. Flannel, $23 – If the guy in mind is pretty low maintenance (or even if not), flannels…

Favorite Holiday Traditions

I love the holidays because they always leave me feeling nostalgic. Around this time of year I can always faintly hear the Christmas albums we played on repeat humming in my head (Muppets Christmas anyone?), smell the chocolate chip cookies my dad makes for us every year (his secret recipe, of course), and, admittedly, still get a little giddy any time I see a strand of twinkling lights. Most everyone has their own little traditions, and they vary from family to family. Sometimes these traditions are ones you’ve held on to since you were a kid, and some are new traditions…

Marrying My High School Sweetheart

Our story begins in the fall of 2007. We were 14 years old and not in any way looking for love. Neither one of us had planned to go to the county fair that night, but after some convincing by our respective parties we both ended up there. Maybe the stars aligned, or maybe it was sheer chance that I was holding hands with my future husband while we waited in line for a carnival ride. All I know is I’m glad I decided to go to the fair that night. I never thought I’d meet the man I’d marry in high…