An Unlikely Ally

The first practice of lacrosse season, I had been expecting to drill hard and then probably be benched for the season–like a red shirt in football. In fact, I’d expected every freshman to have the same results. There was one in particular, though, that I wasn’t convinced that was actually a freshman. He barely tookContinue reading “An Unlikely Ally”

New Art Additions

Hey There! Hope you’re enjoying spring; I know winter gave us Michiganders one last snowstorm to say goodbye. This isn’t a provocative article this time, although you’ll see more of those soon, as well as some short fiction that I’ve been toying with. March and April just happened to turn into art months rather thanContinue reading “New Art Additions”

Humility vs Hypercriticism: Be Nice to Yourself

There is a lesson that I think so many people need to learn but it’s also one that those same people will scoff at. The lesson itself is simple: Be Kind to Yourself. You just rolled your eyes, didn’t you? See, we hear this phrase and think, well duh. I am nice to myself; IContinue reading “Humility vs Hypercriticism: Be Nice to Yourself”

Tackling a Career Change

As a recruiter, I talk to people in many different walks of life. One thing I’ve come across more and more recently are people making changing careers, either because their old one is no longer in demand or because they’ve found a passion that they want to explore. The hardest part is often taking theContinue reading “Tackling a Career Change”

The Conduit of Insecurity

I saw an advertisement today for a very popular mobile app (which I will leave unnamed) and frankly it forced me to see everything wrong with the media and how it affects us. This app, a simple puzzle game, showed an animated video of a woman working out, and then her romantic partner surprised herContinue reading “The Conduit of Insecurity”

Success In Interviews

The job market can be a terrifying place, particularly if you didn’t choose to be there. With the stress of unemployment building and the anxiety to find a job before the emergency funds run out, it’s no surprise that navigating this often-secretive and sometimes-biased monster of job hunting is so challenging even for people withContinue reading “Success In Interviews”