Inspiration, Mental Health, Valentine's Day, Winter

Love is in the Air!

If you want a change from the stereotypical flowers, chocolate, and expensive dinner, here’s my top 10 ideas that will be enjoyable and different from your everyday cliché date. 

1. Cooking together

Don’t want to go out? Then stay at home! Especially out on the East Coast, the snowstorm isn’t giving us many options. When you can’t go out for dinner, stay at home and cook together! By doing this, you spend less money and get to know each other better. To end the dinner, bake a delicious Valentine’s day themed dessert!

2. Picnic

If cooking is not your forte, create a simple picnic! This is a very cheap idea that can go a long way! If it is too cold outside or live where there is snow, this is still possible. Just create an indoor picnic (maybe near the fireplace!) and enjoy each other’s company. 

3. Recreate your first date

If you two have been together for a while, this idea shows a lot of thought. By recreating your first date, you remember amazing first memories and strengthen your bond for new ones to come!

4. Brunch

If you are looking to go out somewhere, but don’t have a ton of money to spend, brunch is a great way of showing your love, but not breaking the bank! Enjoy a nice omelette (or whatever suites you) and start off your day with an amazing brunch.

5. Mini golfing

If you live in an area with warm weather, a little friendly competition while mini golfing is the perfect date idea! Mini golfing allows for a casual date for ones who haven’t been together for long, but also is perfect for couples who have been dating for a while.

6. Ice skating

For couples who live around cold weather, ice skating is the way to go. Holding hands while enjoying this winter activity can strengthen your bond!

7. Spell it out

“Spell it out” is a little sort of game that is an effective way to show your affection for someone. Just put a clue somewhere for your girl/boyfriend that leads to a wonderful surprise!

8. Rent a movie

Still stuck inside? Then rent a movie and cuddle at someone’s house enjoying the blizzard. Try out a new movie that both of you haven’t seen, or surprise your girl/boyfriend with their favorite movie. 

9. Museum 

Strolling around an art museum can be as much fun as anything else sometimes. By doing this, you can even learn a few new things about each other. 🙂

10. Take a long walk together

Lastly, pick your favorite hangout area or a new park to take a romantic long walk. This way you two can just talk about anything and simply enjoy each other’s company. 

Remember to dig deep into what the one that you love likes and try to please him/ her.  Be spontaneous! Valentine’s Day isn’t ALL about the flowers and chocolates, but is also about showing how much you love one another.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


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Inspiration, Mental Health, Winter

Accept Yourself or Be Accepted?

Is it better to be accepted by yourself,

Or to be accepted by everyone else?

Well, let’s compare:

By being content with who you are,

You know your boundaries and don’t reach too far.

Or you know your boundaries and never stop going,

Make good choices,

And keep your own rhythm flowing.

With confidence,

You aren’t easily manipulated.

You don’t care what anyone thinks of who you love or what you love to do,

You just stay true to you.

If you are desperate to be accepted by society,

 You lose your own individuality,

Your own feelings become less of a priority.

You shape into the mold society has “perfected”,

You do whatever it takes,

No matter whom you’ve neglected.

By making yourself seem big,

You make others seem small.

You don’t stand up for your beliefs,

Ultimately living in a world of grief.

So would you rather accept yourself,

Or live to be accepted by everyone else?

Christine Hachem 


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Inspiration, Mental Health

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful!

Okay so everyone needs some inspiration every once in a while. I’ve been feeling really down lately and stressed due to midterms coming up because I am simply worried about the future. I always think to myself: how about if my hard work doesn’t pay off? why should I try so hard even though I know I’m going to fail? Well obviously, that’s not the right attitude and all it does is lower self esteem and give me no motivation to do well. I found this amazing article I hope can inspire any student going through the stress of midterms, or can help anyone doubting their future! If you feel like you aren’t going to become successful, here are 100 quotes that will sure give you the motivation to be. Click on the link below!

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

Hope this helps and gives you the extra boost needed to ace your midterms!

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Inspiration, Mental Health, New Years

Resolutions for the New Year!

So with 2014 coming to an end, it’s resolution time! Below, check out these amazing articles I found on Huffington Post about easy New Year’s resolutions everyone should have. They are easy, but will make for a happier, more successful year!

10 Easy New Year’s Resolutions Anyone Can Achieve

8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!


The articles above inspired my resolution. 


 I don’t want to decide now what I want to accomplish for the year because from experience, life changes in a split second. I want to reduce my anxiety and to accomplish this, I am going to take this year step by step. Every month, I am going to write down in a notebook a list of what I want to accomplish for that month and do everything needed to accomplish those goals. This way, I will become happier everyday because I will constantly feel successful by accomplishing little goals, but more of them. The key is that after the month ends, I will continue the goal throughout the whole year. By doing this, I will accomplish my New Years resolution and finally


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If you have any resolutions you would like to share, feel free to comment below and I hope everyone appreciates the ending of 2014 as the beginning of 2015 approaches!