Characteristics of low self-esteem (infographic)

Do you wonder if you suffer from low self-esteem? Self-esteem is the confidence you have in yourself and in your abilities. It’s how you see yourself. One of the most common long-term effects of being bullied is low self-esteem. When someone repeatedly makes you feel bad about yourself, it’s hard not to see yourself in a negative […]

Peer pressure is stupid and damaging (maybe)

We all know about peer pressure. We all experience it as kids, especially in school. We are also susceptible to it as adults as well if we have low self-esteem or lack self-confidence. Peer pressure stems from the need to fit in. And it’s human nature to want to fit in. We want everyone to like […]

7 ways living alone can help you achieve independence

Last week I wrote about how travel changed my life, and this week I want to follow that up with the story of how living on my own made me more independent and how it can do the same for you. Right after traveling alone, I moved away from home to attend grad school which […]

How traveling with 50 strangers changed my life

I wanted to write this post to coincide with the anniversary of a defining moment in my life. I’ve had a few defining moments, some good and some not so good, but this is about a good one. Seven years ago this week I boarded a plane by myself to go on a journey that […]

How being treated differently taught me to appreciate being different

Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.  Unknown When I was being bullied, all I wanted was to fit in. It was important to me that I looked and acted like everyone else. I thought that if I did then I wouldn’t be bullied. It didn’t quite work […]