Category Archives: Feel Great

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How Figure Drawing Helped Me Love My Body

Figure drawing, also known as life drawing, consists of anything ranging from short, one-minute sketches, known as gesture drawing, to longer, and more detailed, drawings nearing 30 minutes. The nude subject holds a pose for the predetermined length of time as students scramble to recreate the scene on their sketch pads. It is beautiful. But it’s not beautiful […]

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How to Feel Comfortable “Taking Up Space”

Growing up as a queer Asian-American woman, I had to learn how to take up as little space as possible in order to survive some of the harsh forces of the world. I needed to grow into myself safely away from what was happening outside in order for me to understand who I truly am, […]

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Moments Leave, but Photos are Forever

There is no better way to appreciate life than to live in the moment. Far too often, people are so engrossed in their social media apps on their phones or worrying about what they have to do at work or school, that they fail to see the beauty that surrounds them every day. Of course, […]

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Death In Life’s Perspective – Remembering Grandma on Mother’s Day

I’m an intended communications major. I’m constantly interacting with others. I am bi-literate, and with two languages, I often find myself talking more than not. However, at my grandmother’s funeral, when it was my turn to speak, I found myself in a paralyzed state. I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t speak. I just had tears […]

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Dear Mom, Thank You For Everything

Throughout high school, my mom and I always had that relationship where we cared for one another, but we always disagreed about something. Whether is was my curfew, who I was hanging out with, where I was going, if my room was clean, if I was going to be home for dinner, or if my […]

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An Open Letter to You, Mom

Hi Mom, I know you’re reading this, because you are, and always were, my #1 fan. You support me in everything I do, and I just wanted to take the time today to say thank you. I’d suggest getting the tissues right about now because knowing you, you’re probably going to start crying soon. Happy […]

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An Open Letter to my Mom, Stacey Lieberman

We just had one of the billion dinners that we have had together, just the two of us, in the past two and a half years. Two and half years since dad died, over two and half years since Alex left for and graduated college, and two and a half years since we went through […]

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Perfectly Poached Eggs For Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, share a devious, balanced, flavorful recipe with your mom. If you can’t make the dish for her, send the recipe her way. It’s loaded with her favorite things: two servings of protein, fiber, nutrients, one serving of vegetables and one serving of whole grain. This balanced recipe is great for bind-and-mind, mom […]

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Thanks for Being More Than ‘Mom’

Dear Mom, With Mother’s Day today, I thought it would only be fit to tell you how much you mean to me. Although I’m a college student and you’re nearing 50 years old, you’re still cooler than me, in better shape than me, and, essentially, just a better version of me. When I tell people about […]

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Breaking Up With Present Day Relationships

Our generation has this terminology or lingo to describe our relationships. We use the words, “thing,” and “hook up” nonchalantly. But why? Well, because we are too scared to tell it how it is. We don’t want to come on too strong or be intimidating. We have to hold our tongues because, if things get too […]