Empowering, Life

A Recipe for Life: A Dash of Silver Lining

My life is nothing like I imagined it to be. Exactly 3 years ago I was planning to continue living in Poland and to become a translator. Meanwhile, I moved to Chicago, got married, and started a website with traditional recipes. I hope my story, while sad at times, will be interesting and maybe even …

Empowering, Life

Have No Fear, You’re Not Alone

For my first two years out of college I worked at an education reform nonprofit that was focused on amplifying diverse voices inĀ education. It was my first “real” job and I felt very much out of place. After my first day, which was also our first staff meeting, I went home and cried. “It doesn’t …

Empowering, Wellness

Deep Breath and Be Kind to Yourself

During my short professional career as a clinical psychology doctoral student, I have learned that many people struggle with this thing called “life.” As a patient once told me, “No te dan un manual para ser humano.” Translation: “You don’t get a manual for being a human being.” Sometimes I wish we could because God …

Empowering, Life

Why We’re Here: Women Sticking Together

Once upon a time, I was an aspiring fashion blogger. I was in college and in love with the idea of writing about fashion, crafting, and all things vintage. I was on a roll for a while, but then life got in the way (as it usually does). I graduated college, got my first real …